Saturday, May 31, 2014

May NewFO and finishes for SO/SN

   May was a short month for me, but I did have that big finish!


Something Old  was The Buzz Saw quilt. Begun last fall and finally bound and done!  This one is also called The Whopper due to its size.










Something New was Charming Bricks.  Technically it was done but not bound and finished until May.  This was the "extra" Let's Book It project from April.






  May's NewFO is a variation of the Hot Dish Pattern....and May's Let's Book It.  I started out thinking it would look like this photo from the cover of Quilter Magazine.  Yet when I laid out the pieces, I did not like it.  I don't know if it was my selection of florals, but I knew it was a bust before I began to sew.   Sometimes you need to quit before you begin.  I needed a plan B because  plan A was out the door.



  By luck /chance/ happenstance/ or maybe by magnetic attraction I saw a post by Deb at A Simple Life Quilts about her finish of a Minnesota Hot Dish quilt.  I realized it was the same block pattern with the value placement changed around!  I did a post and tutorial with my "recipe" for the block here.     I have 12 blocks on the design wall and the remainder are in the piecing process.








 




 I have several leftovers to work on in June as well.  I started a couple of watercolor wall hangings that are calling to me.  The first cascade  is ready to be quilted.

  The second cascade is ready to have the rows sewn and then quilted.






  Then there is a quilt that needs quilting for Habitat for Humanity, four placemats to be quilted, and a cover for the Tiara to be made, and two scheduled classes to teach.  With all of this hanging around, I may not leave my room for a couple of weeks.  Somebody needs to get busy.

Linking to Cat Patches for the New FO.  Linking to Never too Hot to Stitch for SO/SN.

15 comments:

  1. Such fun projects. I sometimes think the longer something take to finish, the better it feels when it is done!

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  2. Love the Whopper!! All your floral wonder - gosh you have an eye.

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  3. You have been busy, that's why you need to get busy. Love all your projects.
    Hugs

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  4. Love your quilts. I do like your variation of the Hot Dish Pattern. It looks more cohesive somehow. Awesome colourwash....always a favourite of mine.

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  5. Your florals are like your signature, I always feel like I can spot your quilts anywhere. Did you see Wanda's shout out to you about the Hot Dish Pattern and your changes? Love them all, but I'm still looking at the Bricks as a future project.

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  6. It is fascinating to see all of the different looks you achieve with your beautiful florals!

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  7. Loving your revision of the hot dish quilt pattern. Looks like a great way to utilize lots of scraps; I'll need to look into that pattern.

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  8. I am so impressed with your productivity, and the beauty of you work.

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  9. Your work is always lovely. I'm trying a new project for my guild challenge quilt this month...not a water color, but it will force me to pay attention to color value.

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  10. You were soooo busy in May. The only thing I was able to complete was a baby quilt & a couple of knitted dish cloths. I bet I could get more done if I lived next door to you. :) Beautiful May work & can't wait to see what you do in June.

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  11. I agree that sometimes you need to throw away the pattern and make it your own layout! It is pretty!

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  12. some great projects here. I love the Whopper, that's beautiful!

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  13. Gorgeous projects, all of them. Congrats on finishing up your Buzz Saw quilt!

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  14. It's nice to see your buzzsaw. That has been on my list for quite sometime and I really like how you took the parts into the border. Nice finish!

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  15. They all look great! You had a good month.

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