Friday, March 12, 2010

SWANKY FOURSQUARE QUILT - by Christine Michie

My niece designed this quilt.....you can see her version here I made this a table topper, for some reason yellow and black doesn't look good for a baby quilt.

She used a turnover and part of a honey bun. I had neither, so I had to make my own.



I used my scraps I got from Texas (you remember don't you? Come on....remember?) Oh well....so I used up this scrap bag I got, I truly love the colors but.... I really wanted some reds and greens but didn't have what I needed....so I just made do.

I also, made a ton of mistakes.....my hour glasses were about an inch shy of what she had so my quilt is smaller...she had not added her border yet either. Trust me, if you have the turnover and honeybun, this would have gone alot smoother than it did for me. At one point I was going to throw it away...so I went and laid down....got up about 30 minutes later.....read a book and then back to the grind....and this is what I came up with.

This pattern will be available soon at Inchworm fabrics. It truly is a very versitile quilt.....

I really had intended to finish that Jiffy Jelly roll quilt, I even have a backing for it, maybe tonight I will sandwich it????

22 comments:

KaHolly said...

I just love it! Your niece did a great job designing. I am going to scroll through your posts and look at some more of your wonderful creations! How inspiring you are! ~karen

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Oh that's so pretty!

Tangos Trash and Treasures said...

Oh that's so pretty!!

Quilt Hollow said...

You crack me up....walk away is always good a nap better to clear the mind. Looks great Barb!

joanne lendaro said...

Once I got a close look at the fabric, I loved it! The black and yellow with just a dot of red is really pretty! Looks like what a Mary Englebright fabric might be.

Barbara said...

Incredibly creative pattern, and a striking version in yellow black!

Crispy said...

I think the quilt came out loverly!! No mistakes, just learning experiences LOL.

Crispy

PS - I just love that giraffe quilt in the previous post :0)

luv2quilt2 said...

The little quilt looks great. 'Making do' is part of our heritage from our maternal ancestors, so you did just what you should have.

hetty said...

Great quilt Barb! But when do you sleep?

pajudie said...

Looks good, Barb. Glad you didn't throw it out :o) I'd like to get that pattern - do you know how soon it will be out?
Judie

kpaints said...

Very nice job, I just don't know how you do it all and sooooo fast! I have my blocks all sewn together and now on to the borders.

Pat said...

Now if someone likes bumble-bees as their baby theme, black and yellow/gold would be perfect!!! I think you did a good job....but I know the pre-cuts are so nice to work with as they save a lot of time!

True Blue Nana said...

I love that pattern and I love the way it looks with yellow and black. Very impressive.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I like your version with the black and yellow. It is amazing how different yours and your nieces look based on fabric colors. Both look great but very different from each other.

quiltsbylee said...

I have been so swamped I just now had a chance to look at all my favorite blogs. Just wanted to say hey.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, you both have such talent, great quilt super design!!

Rhonda said...

I love the quilt...black and yellow are very striking!

SewCalGal said...

I really like yellow and black. Lovely quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

SewCalGal said...

I really like yellow and black. Lovely quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Love it, the two patterns go well together. How got their talent from who? LOL

AverettLadyNana said...

I am so glad you decided to hang in there...I just love it. I've always had a thing for yellow with black or black with yellow. Also have a thing for blue and gold or blue and yellow...I have a thing for a LOT of color combinations!

Rae Ann said...

Hi Barb! Just love your quilt. Simply beautiful and the colors are great!