Friday, June 12, 2009

Sisters-in-law quilt II

The last of the four quilts that I got back from the quilter is now bound.

I call this one "Sisters-in-Law II". This is the result of my sister-in-law and myself, brand new quilters and not knowing a whole lot, decided to do a block exchange. Our rules were to make two like blocks each month in either 12" or 6" with neutral backgrounds and the rest was anything goes... keep one and give the other one. Well, "anything does not always go". I had even planned on making a queen-sized quilt from these blocks, but because I wasn't as pleased with them as I thought I would be as a whole, the blocks stayed in a rubbemaid for a few years. Recently I decided to clean up some "things" in my sewing room and came across these blocks and because they were "family", I didn't feel that I could just get rid of them, so I decided to see what I could make with them. As a result, there are two quilts

I originally called this one (brighter blocks) and another one in more muted blocks, my "ugly quilts", but as it turns out, they aren't as ugly as I thought. What you sash them with and the quilting can really make them come alive.

So, don't you think it is time to do something with some of those blocks that you have lying around? Come on! I know that I am not the only one that has a ton of unfinished quilts, blocks or whatever lying around. At least I can say that I have emptied out one rubbermaid (and I mean a fairly large rubbermaid) and produced something half way decent from its contents.

If I can find the file that I have "Sisters-in-Law I" quilt pictures saved, I will post that one, too, soon.


  1. Blocks lying around you say? Well, it just so happens that I was tidying up and found some lotto blocks and sample blocks all bundled up together ..... perhaps I could put them together for a comfort quilt.

  2. I'm feeling like you might be talking directly to me, Faye. Are you getting on my case about our mini-group challenge blocks? Allright already! I'll get them out and try again!

  3. Not at all Sharon, but if it gets you motivated.....yeah!!! :D

  4. Yea, I know I need to get busy finishing. But not today it's too darn hot here.



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