Friday, April 20, 2012

a Good Day

 A good day contains a quilt.
Blocks and strips sewn together with friends.
 I had an idea for the design of this quilt...
and am happy to say the patriotic fabric that I didn't like....
Turned into a pretty GREAT quilt!!!

I figured I could experiment with
a design and not worry about
USING up fabric that I love!

I DID say yesterday that I don't like
matching and measuring...
Sometimes I DO it anyways!!!

Thankfully this quilt didn't require
too many of those stars!!!

All those 2 1/2" strips filled in nicely.....
Don't you think?

A good day begins with a quilt...

And ENDS with tomato basil soup.

A very good day indeed.


  1. The yellow really WORKS in this quilt! Good day and very nice quilt!!!!

  2. Lovely spin on a traditional pallet. I really like your quilt.

  3. What an awesome little quilt! Great job!

  4. it looks great. I like the controlled randomness of it. what's the size of the stars and strips?

  5. Brenda - stars are 12 1/2" unfinished and the strips are 2 1/2" wide.

  6. Great idea! I have some blocks that I am not crazy about and this might work for them : ). Thank you for the inspiration, it is a lovely quilt top .

  7. Great mix of odd stash fabrics-
    thanks for the idea! Again you
    are a inspiration!

  8. Lovely quilt. What a great way to use some orphan blocks. The red squares were a great addition.

  9. I love how all the colors set each other off perfectly. So busy and bright. It's gorgeous! xo

  10. Oh, my, how cool to combine strips with pieced blocks. This is amazing!! Tomato basil soup is a favorite. It is raining here today, and soup sounds perfect!

  11. Sounds like a great day. Love how the stars and red squares are dispersed through the quilt.

  12. It turned out beautifully. Guess there is really no such thing as ugly fabric.

  13. It's a very interesting and pretty quilt! Great job!

  14. That is such a cute quilt - and looks like a great way to use some orphan blocks I have sitting around! Thanks for sharing!!

  15. what a beautiful quilt, but then, all your quilts are beautiful and a total inspiration. Thanks again, and again, for your amazing blog xx

  16. Beautiful! great use of the blocks and strips!!! it dances!

  17. Oh MY! I LOVE tomato basil soup!!!!

    You did a fantastic job on your design girlfriend!! This is just w-a-y too cute!!!

  18. Lovely quilt. How fun that it started with fabric you didn't like so much, and turned in to something you quite like. I love it when that happens.

    Scrapendipity Designs

  19. Your quilt design is delightful! A great way to make use of just a few pieced blocks. The patriotic fabrics are perfect here.

  20. Its a wonderful design Beth. Love the splashes of yellow.

  21. What a great quilt!!! The stars look like shooting stars! They glow. I love the red squares dotted throughout too. And you have to be commended on using fabric you didn't really like, that's not easy to do.

  22. Very interesting quilt! Would love to see it when it's quilted too. It will be even more interesting.


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