Saturday, July 28, 2018

Long time - no see!

This has been the longest time between posting!   There have been Quilt Shows, quilt display, quilt gathering, and even quilt making!  Here is a Scrappy Bargello, ala Quiltville/Bonnie Hunter project.  This will be a donated "Hugs and Stitches".  The orange fabric is Lucy and Linus going Trick or Treating! Each of the blocks used the same 6 fabric combination.  There is an extra checkerboard row at top and bottom to making it rectangular, about 54" x 64".  The appendages belong to DH, about 6'4".


I vowed to use stash for the backing.  That second and 4th pieces are little foxes.




And, finally .... ta dahhhh, my LQS gave me a generous box of quality scraps.  I've looked at those scraps for almost a year and finally decided to do SOMETHING, and cut them ALL into 1 1/2 inch strips.  I saw Bonnie Hunter's "Garden Party" on Youtube and decided that was the exactly the right project. 

These blocks are small (5 in. finished) !  This project uses only 1 1/2 in. strips, and is featured in her book "Addicted to Scraps".  It took me 5-6 blocks to get into a rhythm and then they went faster.  I only finger pressed during construction - saved time.  Here are 24 blocks - 2-3 days worth.   My goal was to use up the fabrics, and I did NOT stress over what colors did or didn't "go" together.  Goodness  - you could spend days just trying to make decisions and matches - just get on with it!!  In the end, they all seem to "go together"!  I've not decided on colors for the second block with cornerstones - was planning to use greens but somehow, RED seems a better choice.  Thank you Bonnie for another great design!


(My New York Beauty block are all done, but not together in rows.  )

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julieQ said...

I have been really wanting to do this project of Bonnies...yours is just gorgeous!!

Janet O. said...

That is a great donation quilt--and I chuckled at your little addition of hubby's measurement. :)
Oh, do you remember when I took Bonnie's class on Garden Party? I planned to make the blocks half the size (2.5" finished) to make a mini, but I had cut pieces wrong and ended up going down to a 1.25" finished size block? I called it Fairy Garden Party. I could only muster making 20 blocks.
You are humming right along on your blocks. At this rate you will be done in record time. Good use of the strips you cut from the "gifted" scraps. :)