Monday, July 25, 2011

What I've Been Up To

Here is the finished porch quilt top. I am pretty happy with it. Nearly all of the fabric was in the stash, but for the sashing. There was only one yard, and, of course, it was my favorite of all that I auditioned. Thought that I would take a chance online, and Main Street Quilts had just under two yards left, so you know I snagged it all! The top evolved from leftover 9 patchs, blue and white brick leftovers from Bonnie's Texas Braid, and the desire to make something for the porch. Blue with gray is very New England summer to me, and I like the combination.Detail shot. So much fun to just start sewing, and allow the quilt to make itself.

These blocks are the leaders and enders for my other leader and ender 4 patchs! The centers were a charm pack giveaway from the generous Kathie from www.inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com . The corner triangles are extras from my Christmas Cracker quilt. The strips are, again, from the Texas Braid. These blocks may just be a backing for an unknown quilt in my future. It will be curious to see how many quilts that never would have been can be sewn from all of my overcutting.

30 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Very inspirational as I am in the midst of tidying up my cutting table and finding lots of extra's hanging about. (hst and 9-patches have been breeding under the cutting mat!)

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! This is a real stunner and super inspirational. Great fabric, too. You have such an eye for how to set a quilt with just the right fabrics to pop! Love it.

Janet O. said...

I love your porch quilt--great colors and design. Good work!
Those are cute churn dash blocks--another pattern I never tire of. (Sorry, Mom. ...Of which I never tire. Better?--she was an English major. I could just see her wince.)

Sue said...

That looks a stunning quilt . I love the colours.

Barb said...

Your quilt turned out wonderfully

Impera_Magna said...

Beautiful quilt... gonna look great on the porch! Congrats!

Deb said...

The quilt is wonderful and that sashing fabric just makes it!

Marilyn Robertson said...

Jan, I love your porch quilt! It is stunning! I really like how you handled the corners and what would have normally been the setting triangles. I am sad to say that I have not added another "brick" to my braid quilt from the Bonnie Hunter class! I am going to have to pull all of my UFO's out and get them organized or at least make a list if them so I can make some progress on them. Thanks for the quilting inspiration today!

liz said...

I think this is a stunning top. I particularly like how you weren't tempted into adding a border. Good design. Well done.

Taryn said...

I really, really love that quilt. When I saw it, I immediately though "porch." And, what do you know, that is just what you intend for it. Amazing. ;)

Kathie said...

oh I really love your quilt
it looks great!!!!
perfect porch quilt! I love red , white and blue quilts...
LOVE this pattern too.
thanks for sharing!
kathie

Elaine Adair said...

It's a beauty! I have always LOVED how a seemingly 'simple' quilt design just jumps off the surface - it's lovely. 8-))

Vicki said...

Wow - that was quick! Stunning!

Susie said...

Oooooo, it's wonderful......

Kyle said...

Your "porch" quilt is wonderful. It's a terrific design. Always fun to use things up from previous projects. It's like getting a free quilt.

Nicky said...

Fabulous quilt - the colour combination is a classic for a good reason as it always works! Great little churndash blocks - I've just finished a top with churndash and ninepatch centres

http://mrsssewandsow.blogspot.com/2011/07/churndash-nine.html

Love that block!

Beth D said...

Very cool

The Civil War Quilter said...

Your porch quilt is fantastic! Love the colors, love the fabrics, love the arrangement...LOVE IT!

Appalachian Quilts said...

I do love it! :) Congrats on the finish.

Lori said...

What a wonderful quilt and the colors are terrific- it looks so old fashioned!!

Nancy said...

You were right to pick up that extra fabric you needed to the sashing.. it's perfect in this quilt. Lovely!

Karen said...

Great job, I especially like the four blocks at the bottom.

Dawn said...

Its a beauty! I can see why you snagged the sashing - it looks like a stock pile kind of fabric.
You have a great eye for color - it shows in your quilt.

Sarah said...

The quilt is stunning and the combo of the alternating blocks on point and the sashing fabric give it sew much movement. You didn't mention borders and I kinda like it just the way it is.

regan said...

Your porch quilt is GORGEOUS! LOVE IT!!!!!

Maureen said...

My favorite kind of quilt - uses leftovers and simple blocks with the fabric doing the work. Love the color combination. I think of gold for another color to add to red, white and blue, but I must remember to try gray. Love it!

Teresa said...

I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!! Did you make this up? It is stunning!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Barb said...

Oh your quilt is great. I love the colors and patterns it's fun to look at.
The churn dash blocks are scrapalicious!

Belinda said...

I LUV LUV this quilt!!! This one ranks pretty high on the cute meter!

Mary said...

It looks lovely! I always over cut because I want a lot of variety in my fabrics so I always have at least one leftover quilt.