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Friday, July 19, 2013

RANDOM WORDS AND PICTURES TODAY

Today I have kind of a random post for you.  Mostly because it is too darn hot here in Michigan to think, much less sew.  I do have several things I wanted to share with you.  Isn’t this a darling pouch?  Judi A. made it.  I love the fabric and when I saw it at Happy Scrappers, I knew I had to show it to you.
This is another finish for me.  I call it Ruth’s quilt because I really don’t know the name of this pattern.  Ruth gave me the idea and I blogged about it here.  I like Ruth's setting much better than mine, but I was just too lazy to make things on point.  Also I didn't want my quilt to be as big as her's.  It is a wonderful way to use those “ugly” fabrics.   My fabric choice and color choices have changed over the years.  Thus, I have a pile of fabrics I doubt that I will ever use again. 
Here is a closeup of one of my blocks.  When Ruth told me about this quilt, I couldn’t wait to get started and made this quilt with those “old” fabrics.  Of course the red centers and gold sashings are not “old” fabrics, but they are ones that I found on sale.  The Attic Window Quilt Shop has the best sales!  The red centers are 2 ½” squares and the rest of the block is made up of 2 ½” X  1 ½” strips and 3 ½” x 1 ½” strips.  It is a fun quilt to make.
 I had to show you this.  One of the ladies at Happy Scrappers took this picture of me with my Aunt Millie’s quilt.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


ON ANOTHER NOTELots of Pink Here has a tutorial for a hexagon pouch.

Until next time,

Stay Calm! Stay Kind! Stay Positive!
Caroll

6 comments:

Allie said...

Well look at gorgeous you and your gorgeous quilt!!!!! Well done, Caroll - love it so very much! I like Ruth's quilt too but you know I'm partial to applique. Stay cool - this heat will break soon, I hope!

Lynn said...

Love your scrappy quilt ! I like the way you alternated the orientation of the blocks. This quilt is on my to do list for my scrap group.

Denice Barker said...

Both quilts are great but I recognized two of your scraps as something I have in my stash right nowI.

AnnieQuilts said...

Love Aunt Millie all put together.
Beautiful work!

Vicky F said...

Hi Caroll,
I'm surprised you didn't get more comments on this post! LOVE both the scrap-using quilt idea (and the quilt top you made), as well as the WONDERFUL Aunt Millie's quilt. That is a real treasure!

Hope to see you at the upcoming AQS show in GR.

Mama Pea said...

Love the pouch and love that you finished your scrap quilt. It turned out well Your Aunt Millie's quilt is to die for! Amazing!!!!

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