Thursday, July 24, 2014

SO MANY CHOICES WITH THIS SCRAPPY QUILT!

This Scrappy quilt is 99" x 99"....how I came up with that heaven only knows but I love love how it turned out.
I wonder how this would work on my king size bed????



So................ I had such a debate about this quilt.

What color to make the sashings.....white, yellow, black???  Ended up with gray and I so love it.

Then the next debate was whether I should do a fancy border or just plain stripes.  As you can tell the stripes won out.  I felt if I made a fancy border that it would just become a UFO and besides this is just a Utility quilt, not a show quilt.

Next debate, should I do fancy quilting or just meander the puppy???  Once again, if I chose to fancy quilt it it might become a UFO.  Meandering would take less time and get the job done.  I will confess tho I was so tempted to do some fancy FMQ and still wish I had of but for the sake of time....I think I made the right decision.

Now on to pillowcases.

I also wrote down my time when I was meandering it on my domestic machine.  It took me four hours and nineteen minutes to quilt it.  It took me an hour to sandwich, iron, and add to the batting and about an hour to put the binding on.  So we are looking at a little over six hours from start to finishing the quilt top.

21 comments:

andsewon said...

Looks so very nice on your bed! Yes indeed sometimes we do have to be realistic with ourselves when deciding how to finish up a project! Think you made all the right choices!
Lola

cottonreel said...

Love this quilt

Jacquelynne Steves said...

It's a really great quilt, Barb! I probably would never have thought of gray sashing, but it really works.

Joanna said...

Very nice, and I think the grey was the right choice. Love all the colors.

Gene Black said...

Hmm... you meander a lot faster than I do.

beebee said...

wow that is beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

That does look wonderful and the hours aren't so bad either. I often wonder how uch time I have in my projects. I guess I should start timing them. LOL

Jacque said...

Wowser! You are working at the speed of light! Or lightning, or something! Absolutely gorgeous finish, my friend!

Frog Quilter said...

It is so pretty. I'll bet you get a good sleep under it!

Wendy said...

This turned out so beautifully...I love the way you used the colors to enhance the blocks...just wonderful...not too bad on the time either...

Barbara said...

I like the meandering. Lovely!

KaHolly said...

Wow! It really makes a statement. I love it. I'm so up and down when I sew that it would be just as must work to keep track of my time as it is to do my projects!

Wacky Woman said...

Looks really nice Barb. You are really getting 'em done!

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! :0)

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

It's perfect! Love the gray sashing. =) well done.

weddingdressblue said...

That is a terrific quilt. Grey was a great choice. Still bright and happy without screaming at you. I really MUST make a grey quilt soon.

barbara woods said...

that was fast, I love it

Ruth said...

Love it! Fast quilting too - meandering is good, easy and fun. Good idea to keep track of the time. I have never done that. If I did, I might meander more. Hee Hee!

Carrie P. said...

Love it!

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out great! I am terrible at math so I never know what size my quilts are going to turn out to be! LOL

Carrie's Quilt's said...

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