Monday, November 20, 2006

Just 1 fat quarter
















Sometimes you need, not a tower, but just 1 fat quarter. One of the fat quarters in that tower was PERFECT for the cornerstones on the sashings for my Grandmother's Choice blocks. So, I've squared up 30 of the blocks and added the sashings - this is a photo from last night - I've got almost all the rows sewn together this morning! The blocks finish at 10" and the sashing finishes at 2". Hard to see, but the top rows have the cornerstones in place. And - yes, I know that I made a mistake on that bottom block, but once something is sewn together - it usually stays that way for me as long as the measurement is correct. No time for a long blog entry because I used up all my "free" time sewing. Got to run - have another busy day coming at me!

17 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

I love that you left your block with the mistake. not many quilters would do that! but I think it adds character to your quilt and God knows none of us are perfect!!

Isn't it grand that one little ol' FQ can do the trick???

your color choices are great. and love that MODA line!

joyce said...

Looking really good. I am a fan of leaving mistakes after they are sewn in. I think it adds character (or am I just lazy???). My Double Irish Chain has one like that and it's a game to make people look for it. Some spot it instantly and others look and look. Maybe it's a sort of character test- are you perfectionist or not. I'm definitely not.

Fiona said...

I like the mistake - it's quirky.

quiltpixie said...

once sewn a "mistake" is an "innovation".

Anonymous said...

Don't think I'd seen this one before - looks great with those cornerstones - looks great!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt and I love your "mistake". Will be a point of conversation for years to come.

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt you have in the making :-)

Finn said...

Love the humility block Evelyn...and I have to say, What a great quilt!!

It reminds me how much I loved a very, very old bear paw(in an older quilt book) where it's 18th century maker had every bear paw but one, going the wrong ways...ALL of the wrong ways that were possible I think...LOL
But it's a great quilt despite that. I guess it's like the old addage, "sometimes you get the fish, and sometimes you go hungry".
I think you "got the fish"...*VBS* Hugs, Finn

ForestJane said...

You got all those cornerstones from one little FQ? WTG girl!

Sandra said...

The top is looking great and I really love the 'mistake' left in :-)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilt that is coming together---Happy holidays...

Dawn said...

It looks great! I just love all your ideas and quilts!

Samantha said...

I love that mistake block as well! The entire thing looks wonderful!

Mary said...

I tend to leave mistakes too and usually someone seems to feel the need to point them out as if I didn't know they were there. I'm not sure if it's the connection to old quilts with mistakes I like or if it's that I don't like to unsew!

cher said...

hurray for this progress...

Darcie said...

Lovely quilt, Evelyn...every inch of it!

Shelina said...

Your tower quilt is beautiful too. I like the extra interest the sashing gives it.