New Finishes?

No, not for me … well, at least not a new finish that you haven’t seen before. I posted these 2 quilts earlier this week for my June Island Batik Challenge “Spread Love & Joy with Accuquilt.”

UFO progress

I’ve been working on my UFO … these panels … attempting to put it into a quilt … lots of decisions … do I leave them like this? Separate them … what to do?

I decided that I wanted to highlight the small block with the horse and buggy … but, would you believe that I did NOT have any red fabric that was ‘right’ for this? All of my reds were too bright, too orange, too patterned, or too dark …

SEW … what’s a gal to do? Go shopping of course!! I went to Essem Textiles and bought the red and beige-brown grunge fabric. (The fabric in the corners of the star were from cutting the larger block panel.)

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting!    

23 thoughts on “New Finishes?

  1. Hi Gail! Great choice in those two Grunge fabrics. They match perfectly and really highlight that block. That’s something you just can’t accomplish online – match a certain color as well as you can in person. Fabulous job plus it was fun getting out, wasn’t it?! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  2. I always find it so amazing when I can’t shop my stash. I do know that in the past, I relied heavily on the fact that I worked in a quilt store and would just pick something up next time I was in. I have begun expanding some of my basics – getting 1 yard blenders when I can – to fill in. Its shaping up nicely – so is your “panel” quilt.

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    • Hi Kathleen,
      I can usually find something in my stash that will work … but not this time!
      It’s good to hear that your stash is shaping up. It sounds like you are wise about what you are adding to it! 🙂


  3. The star with the horse and buggy look great. I like the idea of using panels to make interesting quilts but so far I’m pretty much stalled on the one I was working on last year. It might be time to take it out again. The problem it was yardage of a various horses in snow (if I remember correctly) and I was building the quilt around them. Eh. Not a lot of variety. I finally stashed it for a future attempt. Maybe later this summer…. By the way — do you have the accuquilt maple leaf bob? I keep thinking about getting it but know that I could do it without a bob.

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    • Hi Bonnie,
      You could probably do the maple leaf block without a BOB, but the BOB maple leaf makes an 8″ block … so you’d end up with weird numbers for the HST … Obviously, a 9″ or 12″ block would be much easier to figure out! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


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