Thursday, January 26, 2012

Another finish!

Wow! Two quilts finished within one week?!?!
(Truth be told...I am aiming for a hat trick by the end of the month!) This is my second finish...the Pink Lemonade quilt along by Lori at Humble Quilts
This quilt is not as big as it seems to be on the computer screen. I made my churn dash blocks 2  1/4" (finished),  so the quilt finishes at about 10" x 13", and is as cute as a button (and we quilters know just how cute buttons can be!)
Somehow the "lemonade"(yellow) pieces fell out of my version of the quilt, and I don't know why, but they were replaced with more of a cosmopolitan (red) essence!
I used up a lot of scraps on this one. You hopefully can't tell, but some of the red squares were pieced from smaller scraps, and some of the half blocks were really using up the tiny bits so they don't have the same pinks within the blocks.
I did some straight line quilting as recommended by Lori. I didn't draw any lines as you can probably tell on this photo of the back of the quilt ...just "eyeballed" it across the blocks. I had already quilted it when I read this blog post by Debbie about using a hera marker to mark your quilting lines. I have a hera marker and really like to use it for complex quilting designs, but just didn't think about it for straight lines! Funny how a solution is sometimes right in front of us, but we just don't see it.
Thanks again to Lori for a fun quilt along and a great little quilt!
For some quilty inspiration, hop over to one of my favorite blogs Crazy Mom Quilts and visit the links for "Finish It Friday".

23 comments:

  1. What a sweet quilt and I would never have guessed it was that small!

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  2. I see you used pinks but not the cheddars so many (including me) are using. Nice!

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  3. Very pretty. I like all the reds and pinks.

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  4. I love your little quilt. It looks perfect for Valentine decor, too. I just finished piecing my top today--wish mine was all quilted--your quilting looks great. Seriously--no lines drawn? Looks too good!

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  5. Nice! I'm still working on the Half blocks. Too many other projects for grandchildren's Birthdays taking my time away.

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  6. Darling! The quilting looks just right for this even smaller doll quilt. Congrats :)

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  7. Cute, cute quilt! And way to go using up your scraps in such creative ways!!!!

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  8. Love your cosmo version!!! I use a hera marker for almost all my straight lines:)

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  9. Your pink lemonade quilt is beautiful! Well done!

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  10. Wow! you did a great job with such small blocks! Isn't it amazing that you can create a very different look by just changing one of the colours! Very nicely done!!!!

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  11. You are definitely on a roll! Congratulations! Adorable little quilt. Glad you were able to use up so many scraps.

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  12. Love your little version of this quilt. :)

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  13. Love your lemonade quilt! I'm enjoying blog hopping around to see what everyone's quilt looks like.

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  14. The smaller the better! I don't think I could have done the math to make it smaller ha! I do love your bold little doll quilt! It looks great and sweetly home made!

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  15. Love your quilt! Very yummy!

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  16. Your pink lemonade quilt looks lovely and I'm impressed by your "miniaturization" - great idea!

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  17. Excellent finish for your version of the Pink Lemonade. It sure looks nice as your header!

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  18. Kathy, i agree your version is as cute as a button!! i love your fabric selection, it's perfectly scrappy!! i really enjoyed participating in this fun QAL :)) cheers, Marian

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