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!    
Gail 

25 thoughts on “New Finishes?

  1. Hi Gail, what a great idea to use the panel in the middle of a star. It looks great. Isn’t it incredible who many variations of every colour there is? Once a fabric is a few years old, it’s so hard to try to match them! At least Grunge fabrics give you some shades of a colour to work with. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. Take care.

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    • Hi Andrée,
      Thank you! I do like the star, too! And yes, Grunge is a bit more versatile than some other fabrics!
      Thank you for hosting Free Motion Mavericks. 🙂

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  2. I have that panel! It’ll be fun to see what you make of it. Thanks for sharing your work in progress and your quilts on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  3. 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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  4. 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! 🙂

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  5. 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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