Wednesday, February 9, 2011

One Challenge Quilt Finished

Hello Everyone,
 Once a month I get together with a group of quilters for a day of quilting, laughter and eating. Last year we had a block exchange using Christmas fabrics. We each made 8" star blocks in red, green, gold and combinations of the three. This year our challenge was to use the blocks in a quilt. I divided them into two groups; green and gold and red and gold.


I put a scrappy border around each block using green and gold fabric 
 and alternating them to make this large lap quilt.

The next quilt will be red and gold.


I have not added the scrappy borders yet, but was playing around with a layout.
I like this design, but more then likely this will change once the borders are added.

Thank you for stopping in for a visit
and have a great day.

18 comments:

RainGardener said...

You do such beautiful work. I'm always envious of people that quilt. I don't sew a stitch but do wonders with a glue gun. LOL Don't think a quilt would be quite the same if I tried that. ;-)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Sweetie...
Oh my what a beautiful share this evening. I would so love to learn to quilt and I keep telling myself that I am just going to go to one of these shops and sign up. I know I would love it. It is quite relaxing to sew and what better way than to create something we can all use. I love quilts. The patterns, the colors, the textures.

A beautiful job. I can't wait to see it finished sweetie.

Hope you have a beautiful Thursday. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Those blocks are beautiful....I love the green one; and will most likely love the red once you get the borders on it too....you do very nice work

Piecefulafternoon said...

I love the different combinations - quite clever.

Lavender Cottage said...

That is a very pretty quilt Jen.
See you Friday.
Judith

Pondside said...

I am in complete awe the talents of you and other bloggers who quilt. The blocks are lovely and the arrangements perfect, in my eyes.

schöngeist for two said...

Wunderschöne Arbeit und das Farbenspiel.
Bin ganz begeistert ....

Liebe Grüsse Elke

Marydon said...

You all amaze me with how you bring little pieces of fabric together into awesome creations/designed. Just exquisite.

Happy Valentine's ~
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It is so lovely Jen. I love the color and print combination's. You do such beautiful work.

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jennifer, I cannot thread a needle but I do so love your quilts. You have such an artistic eye for design!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California, USA

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to :-)

God Bless You, ~Ron

Carolyn said...

Both quilts are beautiful and it would be fun to spend a day quilting with friends.

Carolyn

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous! Rich and lovely colors. How fun to get two quilts out of the mix :)

Sheila said...

The Green and gold quilt is beautiful and I like the randomness of the borders. It must be great fun to get together with other quilters.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I do so miss quilting, maybe one day in the near future I will do it again.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Another gorgeous creation. Wonderful.

Angie said...

I love them both! Can't wait to see the red/gold set with borders. :)

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love quilts and have always wanted to make one. That's one craft I haven't tackled yet. Green is my favorite color, so you know I love the green and gold one. So pretty! I'm sure the red one will be just as nice once you get it finished!