Friday, June 02, 2006

Feelin' all Sarah-ish...

She is always posting pictures of quilts she made "today." How do you make a quilt, today? Well this is a quilt that I made, yesterday. I finished her quilt top (for the challenge), and with half of the kids gone, I was at loose ends. The flower beds could have used a little tweaking, but I kept hearing rain rumbling South of us and so I figured it would be easier after the ground got a bit wet. (Had a perfect rainy evening and night, last night. The seeds must be doing a happy-happy dance.) So... what to do? I wanted to work on my bones quilt- I am so close to being done. I just have to add in some filler pieces for the borders. But, alas, I was out of black thread. I considered working on one of Selma Lou's quilts (my other quilter personality that insists on starting things she'll never finish.) But, again, I felt it needed black thread also. So, found this bag full of half-square triangles (3")... from the scraps of a quilt top I made last fall. And there were these 10" blocks of fabric... ok, and no note as to where I was going with this. But I must not have liked the direction, 'cause I didn't do it, right? I do recall that I considered doing some of Sarah's stars. Remember those? They were blue in a yellow background. Made entirely of HST. But the contrast was too low with the batiks, so I abandoned that thought. (If you haven't worked much with batiks, that's always something to keep in mind. Batik might read, say, blue in it's entirety, but once you start cutting it up, you'll find that the individual pieces are something else. More subtle. Not a bad thing, just not so conducive to really obvious patterns, yeah? That's why, generally, I prefer to mix batiks in with other fabics. But in this case, I was just wanting to use up the scraps.) So I threw the HST together, added a few 3" squares for a little more definition- a joke, that, with these fabrics. Just put all the 10" blocks together for a border of sorts. Done. It measures 62x75". My DS # 3 will like this one, so I guess it's his. So, I may feel Sarah-ish 'cause I made a quilt in a day, but I didn't really, 'cause all the HST were already made. So, Sarah, how do you do it?


13 comments:

Peni said...

I like the on-point boxes this shows from a distance. Very pretty...and I think you can take one-day credit, regardless.

Sarah said...

Ooohhhhh! I love this one! And not one speck of yellow in sight. But the blues and greens are so great together. Looks like an carribean ocean. Let's do our next retreat at the beach!

23 days and counting!

Sarah

Lucy said...

I love your post and your quilt in "one"day LOL

Fiona said...

What zingy colours - and triangles - my favourite. Your one day quilt is lovely.

Tropical Screamer said...

Great quilt.

Darilyn

ForestJane said...

I like the blue-green combination too! Kind of reminds me of a green plastic swimming pool I had as a child. You know, the ones that are maybe 2 feet deep and 6 feet across? :)

Darcie said...

Ooh Nines! Great looking quilt...very watery...organic. And blue-ish, Nines! Hmmmmm.

I certainly hope that I can -- someday -- be bitten by the *quilt-ina-day* bug! ;-) Great job! Those little HSTs were just right, weren't they! Good for you.

Darcie said...

Oh, I forgot to say...I love the diamondy shapes that dominate (in my eyes, anyway). Makes the blues and greens sparkle even more!

coach said...

Say, just say mind you, you were sitting in the middle of Glasgow, Scotland that is, and you have long long long long wanted to quilt, what would you do?
Ellie

Judy said...

I love the color combinations!! Batiks are one of my favorite things to work with!

Laura said...

Nines you make some great quilts with batiks, makes me want to go out and buy a bunch!

Samantha said...

i love this one- great vibrant colors!

Dawn said...

Very fun quilt you made "yesterday"! :) I think Sarah is right - it does look like a carribean ocean! Oooo would I love to be there right now!