Saturday, February 15, 2020

CHEATER CHEATER PUMPKIN EATER!!!

Oh yesssss, that is me, I CHEATED!!
You see this fabric here?


Instead of cutting and sewing the squares, I just used this fabric.

I am hiding in the corner snickering like I got away with something.



Here is my Tony the Turtle Blocks # 7

I would say this fabrics works out perfect!!!

Once again, using my Island Batik Scraps.

You can go to Kathleen McMusing blog to see how she puts it together with her tips and tricks!


I did finish this quilt the other day.  I am so excited to get this done.  This was a family venture.  All three of my sisters quilt, some of their daughters quilt, I do have a daughter in law that quilts.  All that being said, one of my nieces put together a facebook page and suggested we do this "Winter Wonderland" by Laundry Basket Quilts.  A lot of us said we would but so far my niece and I are the only ones that finished and I think some dropped out.  Oh well.  Once again using my Island Batik Scraps....will I ever run out of these scraps?  Stay tuned!



More Island Batik Scraps.... Ohio Star

This is what I got done today which isn't much.  I have to tell ya, I think I am part reptile, when I get cold I practically stop functioning and I am down right freezing.



16 comments:

Terry said...

Those turtles are adorable! :0)

QuiltShopGal said...

All your projects are beautiful, but the turtle shell fabric is perfect. I don't think it is cheating at all. More like "well planned". Perfect Honu fabric.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

That green fabric is perfect!! And I wouldn't call it "cheating" - I would call it "taking advantage of a good opportunity" (to use some awesome fabric) - LOL - ;))

Needled Mom said...

I’m the same way when I’m cold! Love those turtles. The houses are fantastic too.

Barbara said...

Excuse me, not much? If I did that much it would take at least a month. I love everything you do, Barb, I especially love IB fabrics and hope you never run out of scraps! The cheater fabric is perfect!

Gene Black said...

The fabric was perfect for the turtle shell - so why on earth would you piece it? I say "Brilliant adaptation!"
I am sure that the scraps multiply -except for the colors that I really need. LOL

I hate the cold. Let's move to someplace that is warm all year.

Kathleen said...

Oh my you are not cheating, you are using your fabric well! I love the checked Batiks.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Genius! Love the Turtles!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

That's not cheating! That is brilliance!! You are very smart!

Snoodles said...

I agree with the other comments....that's not cheating; it's a stroke of genius! Gene has a good idea - let's all move somewhere warm and have a quilter's colony! LOL

Carol said...

I see nothing wrong with your using the checked fabric for turtles--I think it's smart! The turtles look great! Love the village quilt. Our quilt group has done three quilts like that and I think I'm the only one who has finished them all. (Of course, there are many other quilts yet to finish...) Stay inside and stay warm! This too shall pass (I think).

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow, that checkered fabric does make a perfect turtle shell. The cold does make us listless at my house. Didn't even feel like watching anything on TV that we would have to concentrate on. And naps...yes too many naps. Even the dogs wanted to sleep too much.
xx, Carol

KaHolly said...

Cheating? Seems more to me like ingenious! Personally, I’m loving your turtles, as well as all of your batik scrappy creations. Keep them coming!

West Michigan Quilter said...

That turtle is adorable. And you are not cheating. You are being clever and sensible by saving time so you will have more time to sew and quilt and finish a projet. Good for you. Love the house quilt too!

beaquilter said...

Great use of that fabric! I might still have some of it too. Love your house quilt too!

Vicki in MN said...

I like your cheater turtle! Why not make it easier when we can.