Monday, January 23, 2006

3 Times A Charm




















I don't know how I ended up with this quilt - it didn't start this way! Actually, it all started when I decided to "broaden my fabric horizons and try something new". Hence, I am now the proud owner of a bunch of fabrics that I just don't think go together. Finally, I decided I would make Bonnie's Scrappy Trips Around the World (charm #1), or maybe it was her Scrappy Bargello? Anyway, I got busy cutting. And then decided that I didn't have enough strips or variety, so guess what? I ordered MORE geometrics. But then I got tired of waiting for the order to arrive so I decided - hey! I should make Bonnie's Bricks and Stepping Stones (I think that is the name of the pattern) instead (charm #2).

I was pretty happy sewing 2 strips of fabric together. I was happy cutting those strips into sub-sections. Did I measure length and width before cutting to make sure my seams were 1/4" and I was cutting a square? No. So, now I have a bunch of squares that are not square. I really don't feel like cutting them down to size - I admit - I am lazy! My sewing time is at a premium and the thought of using my time to cut something 2X just isn't interesting to me.

Well, eventually I get this great idea to cut everything in 1/2 again to make 4 patch blocks and then sew 4 units together to get these rectangles. And I just happened to have the black sashing fabric... so a new quilt! 3 Times A Charm! Well, in progress anyway.




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12 comments:

Dee said...

It's beautiful. Maybe you didn't plan it to turn out the way it did BUT it was a very happy occurance in any case. Well done!

Laurie Ann said...

Way to make it all work! And I love it! Bright and fun. Keep on truckin'! And I see your son is helping again with the arranging! :)

Dawn said...

Well it looks great! And I love the name you gave it! It will be an adventure you'll never forget I'm sure!

Laurie said...

I think you could call that "making lemonade out of lemons"!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Hugs
Laurie

Lucy said...

Thank you for the link , Bonnie tip me too for this link ...

I love the quilt you are making now !!

cher said...

a happy progression to the latest version-sometimes being lazy is a good thing! it looks bright and happy and I love your helper with his truck...

Bonnie said...

It's WONDERFUL!! And some quilts you don't need to follow a pattern for..you just do it, just like you did!

Great job!
Bonnie

JudyL said...

It looks great! Sometimes my favorite quilts come about when things don't turn out as planned and I have to ocme up with an alternative plan.

I think your son is your biggest quilting fan!

Judy L.

The Calico Cat said...

Hey it is looking pretty spiffy & it already has a name and a story!

quiltpixie said...

Goatta love how the plan keeps changing til it works huh!

Looks great :-)

Samantha said...

I adore this quilt! And the name ;-) And Little Boy's help... My two little ones steal fabric from me, to use as blankies for teddy bears, etc., but that's the extent of their "help".

These bright geometrics look like most of my stash...

Patti said...

I read all the way through your blog yesterday and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm amazed how much you get done living away from your stash. I would have such sever withdrawl symptoms I'd find it hard to function! What a beautiful place to spend half your year!