Monday, April 16, 2012

Something Old...Something New...Definately not BLUE

I worked on the UFO on the design wall some this week.  I am happy that it is now in one piece.  I am still sort of undecided on what to do with the borders, so I didn't go any further.  I think I like the smaller triangles, but I may do a double border to get a zig-zag effect.  I have never tried this before, so it might be fun to figure out the corners.
While taking a break from sewing, I did a visit to blogland and saw this post.  The sight of this quilt immediately made me think of a large pile of 3" rails that I wanted to use up.  I made these when I did a Bonnie Hunter mystery- I believe it was her first one Carolina Crossroads.  At the time, I was contemplating making 3!  I was so silly.  I also thought about the large container of half squares I have sorted by color, cut and ready for use.  I have to admit, when I was sorting the container by color I had to wonder if I was actually insane.  I grabbed the rails (several hundred of them) and the box of half squares (several thousand) and went to town.  The 2" finished half squares are the perfect size for the corners.  I still have another 25 blocks to make, but it will be a nice size baby quilt and I will have another open container.  My blocks will finish at about 4", I have no idea the size of the blocks in the actual pattern.  I am pleased that I have managed to use these old blocks and create something new.

Check back with Judy to see what others are working on this week.


MaryAnn said...

I am really loving your WIP. If you keep cleaning things out, you can buy more fabric.

Chris said...

I love pink and black together. What a great quilt.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

The pink and black together is really fun - love it! Great use of the leftover rails. :)

Henrietta said...

Looks very similar to a pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co called Cracker Crumbs.

Who cares what size the original pattern blocks were, this is your expression and it is lovely. Even lovelier because you are using something up!