Saturday, 3 October 2009

Feeling blue . .


Before I show my new quilt project here is a photo of Septembers quilt of the month. This is a UFO that I said I would work on through September whenever I could. I did get side-tracked once I started hand-quilting my hexie quilt but I have made some progress. Last month it looked like this.


And now it is at this stage.


I also have all the hexies prepared for the next row - I think I will continue to take this to my quilt group on Tuesday evenings where we all sit and do hand-work. I can't wait to get this done.

Because I have a deadline coming up I have decided not to work on a UFO this month. I am making Jess's boyfriend a quilt for his 21st birthday and what a performance this is turning out to be.

A while back I bought yardage of this fabric.




The width of the fabric is divided into 4 sections ranging from light to dark. I bought this in blue and green and this is what I decided to use for Danny's quilt. I love Judy's blog and she has some wonderful free patterns on there. One caught my eye a while back and I thought this would work well with these fabrics. Because the shaded fabrics are quite plain I thought I'd add a bit of something else to make sure the quilt wasn't boring. Like so . .



Then after a time I realised I was going to run out of the stripe. Tried everywhere to get hold of more to no avail. So I knew I would either have to scrap the stripe or add something else.. So a few different stripes came home with me




I went with the top one and duly made 12 small sections. These were quite different when next to each other but I thought I would alternate the 2 different striped blocks throughout the quilt although I wasn't convinced this would look very good.


I am bearing in mind here that Danny's birthday is getting ever nearer. This morning I realised I have 11 days to get this finished. I have had a cold-like bug for a week and have not really done any machine sewing in this time as everything seemed to make me tired.


Anyway I am feeling better now and if I get moving I will get it done.


I had a quick rummage through my scraps the other day for something else when just what did I find ? A whole big fat quarter of the first stripey fabric !!! I did not know I had this - I was amazed.


So now I have enough to just use the one stripe - which was my original plan all along.


This is one reason I make scrappy quilts - no running out of fabric and no headaches - lol !!

Here are 2 finished blocks - must get moving. If I had a brain I would be dangerous :-)





Oh and I managed to nip and see May - although I had to miss my quilt group because of my cold and she was delighted with the quilt top. She couldn't thank me enough. Big sigh of relief..


Just off to cut more strips. Meant to say it is the Peaches and Dreams pattern. I have 4 blocks made out of 24 - help !!!


Take care xx

19 comments:

soyee said...

normally I am not a blue type of person, but this looks great, both the hexagons and the other one.

LC said...

That striped fabric is really nice in this quilt! He will love it.

Gene Black said...

I love the simple block pattern. It looks fairly easy but is very lively thanks to the stripes. Excellent!

Guðrún said...

I knew she would be happy with what you did to the quilt. You have often finished quilts that had a deadline nearer then eleven days, I know you can do it, btw it is looking great.

Ali Honey said...

Those blue rectangles look very good together - just love the arrangement - the stripes look great in it.

jindiscottage said...

Very fresh looking - the stripes give it zing, really liking the combination you put together.

Teresa said...

I have some of this fabric - bought lots of different colors - and love it. If you read my blog and see the KScope quilt I am working on, it is with these fabrics. I just love them Yours blues look really cool and the stripes are just perfect with them.

Gail said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. You really worked hard on the hexies, I like it very much. I may have to try hexies again after this. I love the blue quilt! I'm sure you'll finish in time--maybe just in time?

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

It's looking great Andrea and it will be a very nice gift. Don't put too much pressure on yourself.

claudia said...

Very nice, love the colors! I just started reading your blog and I am very much enjoying your quilts! I need to get in my craft room and sort through all my stash...I have plenty and you are inspiring me to get going on some quilts. Thanks!

Jackie said...

The hexies are just beautiful!! I love the project, just beautiful. The quilt you are working on for the birthday present is just gorgeous too. But I think that you must hurry. I hope you feel better soon too!

sewkalico said...

It will be wonderful! Hope you feel better soon!

AlessandraLace said...

wonderful project.compliments.
on my blog I have a migrant tombola, it is funny, and I would like foreign people to take part in it. hugs

Quilter Kathy said...

I enjoyed reading the story of the developing quilt. What a challenge that was! Glad you solved the puzzle and that you're on your way to finishing the quilt!

loulee said...

Oh boy! Your deadline is even tighter than mine! Eeek! You'll do it, we're all related to wonder woman.

vtquilter said...

That is coming out wonderful. Sending you hugs and good health so you can at least get the top done to wrap up for his present.

Lynda said...

This is looking perfect for a young man.

Meggie said...

Love those stripes. I always feel you can come up with the exact magic to make a quilt really special!

julieQ said...

Love your "Judy"quilt! And your hexagons are so pretty.