Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quilt as you go - done

First I have to say, this quilt is NOT for Aurora.

I had this quilt started and well on its way last week when Mitchell visited me for the day. He said " That's for Aurora. You make EVERYTHING for Aurora!" Does that sound like a bit of jealousy or what? So, our conversation went in the direction of a bit of reminiscing. About some of the projects that I made for him in the past. As he was remembering these quilts and projects he said "Oh, Yeah". I then went on to tell him that this quilt is not for Aurora. This quilt was for Grammie (me) to have at my house for when visitors came.

So this is my finished "Quilt as you go Poodle quilt". I used scrappy 7.5" blocks put together into 6 mock "Quilt as you go" sashed blocks. You can see the 6 parts from my post last week or click here for a picture. I machine stippled and quilted each of the 6 blocks. Then put the 6 large blocks together with the real "Quilt as you go" technique from this link. I never thought about putting a border on this quilt until I had the 6 large blocks sandwiched, and decided I would not put a border, but simply use a bias binding in white.

The fabrics are really fun and colorful. They are leftovers from a bundle of Moda fat quarts called Oodles of Poodles. It will make a great quilt to put embroidery patches on.

Notice the Rose blocks in the quilt. I've been saying it for a couple of weeks, but I really do I do plan to do a tutorial on how I made them. It's a really efficient way to make the blocks with very little waste.

I'm pleased with this little quilt.


Vicki W said...

This quilt is very cute!

dp said...

It is adorable. And I am sick of you making things for those darn grandkids. I use to be way more important than them. Of course, that was BEFORE they came along. Once the first one came along, i started to go down hill in importance and now, after 6 of them, you have to dig a hole in the ground to find me!!!
Now, THAT is was jealous sounds like. Good thing I love your little grandkids.... or I might get jealous.

Linda H said...

It's sweet Gail! Great job! I love the colors...