Monday, March 14, 2011

donation day!

Sometimes A quilt has a mind of it's own.
This one sure did!!

This is my MARCH donation quilt.
My goal: One quilt a month.

(Anyone notice I'm still stuck on stars???)
Not really a bad thing to be stuck on....
I DO know how to get in a rut though...
don't I????


I began with this orphan block and surrounded it with some scraps.
It measured 16"x16" when I was done.

I cut FOUR squares 9" x 9" out of some
patriotic fabric given to me long ago.


Added a white square.
Drew a diagonal line down the middle....


Sewed TWO seams next to that line and cut it down the middle.

Viola!
I now had EIGHT of these Measuring 8 1/2"x 8 1/2"
Here they are.
Of course, I had to add cream corner squares too!! ;)
After finishing that star
 I went looking for a border.
Thinking I would put some 9 patches in the corners...
I dug through my 3" bag of squares....
and made some 9 patches!!!
Oops!
I had meant to put the dark blues where the whites are!!!
Then...
I WAS GOING to put TWO rows of red sashing
with a white strip between.

Guess this quilt KNEW where it wanted to go.
So...
I went with it.

I made four more 9 patches....

Don't they look nice in two little rows??
Guess they thought they'd be lonely in the corners alone!!!
I'm so happy I was LISTENING to this quilt.
Because....
I LOVE it...
just the way it is!

15 comments:

  1. Sometimes we overthink a quilt - going with the flow results in some lovely things. Great donation quilt.

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  3. I love it too! I know the recipient will love it more!

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  4. It's just beautiful, Beth! Good listening!!!

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  5. This turned out so well! Thanks for doing the donation quilts.. you have inspired me to make more as well. I'm not aiming for one a month, but am aiming to reduce the fabric piles by color. So one donation quilt for each color family I think.

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  6. This is wonderful! Aren't you glad you listened? I LOVE your border!

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  7. Great job! The border is divine!!!

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  8. I was laying in bed thinking about a UFO that had got stuck with a centre square that I couldn't think how to add to it ... thanks for this inspirationM

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  9. well it made its mind up well... didn't it... cause it's GrEaT! Well done quilt!

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  10. Beautiful Beth. You're my inspiration :o)

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  11. I LOVE your idea of one donation quilt a month. That is a great goal. What a nice quilt to give too!

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  12. That is a fantastic quilt -- I love the borders!

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  13. a quilt a month! that is so generous and wonderful of you!

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