Sunday, February 26, 2012

Little Bit of Friends

The checkerboard quilt is all pieced together.  I picked out a single piece of fabric for the backing this time.  I posted a little tutorial on how I constructed the blocks here.

 This pattern is Hopscotch from  Most of the pieces are leftovers from friends.  It was a little too "matching" for me, so I added scraps from my bins.  I hope get the blocks sewn together this week.  I hope the chains show up a little better once I get the blocks together.  I have been staying focused so far this year on empting  the containers that I have filled with parts and pieces.  One at a time, that's my motto.
Tomorrow is the big delivery day!  28 pounds of fabric will be delivered to be cut for the jelly roll swap (1600" jelly roll quilt).

More Farmer's Wife blocks will be posted on Tuesday. 


Pieces of Time said...

I think this would make a great quilt for a gentleman. You might get a little more sparkle by having the stripe blocks going both horizontal and vertical.

Melinda said...

I really like your checkerboard quilt - I want to make one!

You are getting a lot done - good work!

Nann said...

Checkerboard shows that the simplest designs can pack great visual punch!

Pattilou said...

I've got some of those same fabrics awaiting some inspiration! Yours is great!

Judy D in WA said...

Both quilts are great.
28 pounds of fabric!!! Wowza-
You are swapping jelly rolls??? I think that would be so fun. How many rolls will 28# make?

Judy D in AZ said...

Your hopscotch scrappy quilt sure appeals to me. I think that will be a great pattern for me to use with my scraps. I like the idea of starting out with a group of fabric that "goes together" and then adding from random scraps. Thaks for the idea.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Thanks for the tutorial on the Checkerboard - great directions. Your quilt looks great.

The other quilt turned out nice too.

I am curious like the other commenter, how many strips/rolls does 28# make?

Thanks, Judy

Gari said...

Don't you just love it when you get something done

Brenda said...

Good for you staying on task!! And I loved the comment of 'to matchy matchy for me'!! I have a friend who can't stand it if it doesn't 'go together!!' And that included the backing!!! Me? the back can become it's own quilt!!!

Your projects are looking good!!!