Monday, November 17, 2008

Sunday's Achievements

Yay team! I put together the other two Back Home Again quilt blocks I already had cut out, so I've completed a total of seven so far. I'll have to wait until Tuesday afternoon to make any more, as I've loaned by Easy Angle and Companion Angle to a friend. No problem - I'm sure I have plenty to keep me amused until then. The blocks are so cute, and I can't wait to put the whole top together.

I had planned to make my Buck a Blocks, but while toying with my USA purchases, I found the above pattern. It's by Atkinson Designs, and I remember the very moment I purchased it - I thought it'd be perfect for a fabric I've been so reluctant to cut into. A while back someone had a challenge to use a fabric you just couldn't cut up - and I'd enthusiastically thought of my Lady Liberty fabric. When push came to shove, I just couldn't make that rotary cutter move.

Yesterday was the day, and here is the result of my efforts. I had enough of the fabric to make three runners, so I'll be making up a couple of gifts also. I'm not sure yet how I'll quilt it up, but I'm sure it'll speak to me when I'm ready. I plan to use Mereth's idea of piecing together strips for the back. It's a win-win, using that special fabric, and scrap busting too!

8 comments:

Ila said...

The table runner looks spectacular! I'd be tempted to trapunto Lady Liberty. I've got the pattern, but alas, no fabric as neat as she is.

Paula said...

I've admired that pattern for a while. Yours looks great!

Ginger_Curls said...

That is just the right pattern for the fabric. It looks fantastic:)

Quilt Hollow said...

What a great idea for a fabric you hate to cut! I've got several pieces like that! Thanks for the idea!

Shasta said...

Oh what beautiful fabric - I can see why you didn't want to cut it up. That is a gorgeous pattern to showcase the fabric.

swooze said...

Your runner showcases that fabric wonderfully. I love the fabric and have never seen it before. Well done.

jettstream said...

Ooh, Tazzie, your Lady Liberty is the very reason I had to get some of my own. But I too hate the idea of cutting her up. I just can't do it yet!

Anonymous said...

I bought that pattern for the very same reason...a fabric I just couldn't bear to cut into.
You mean we're supposed to actually make something up from the pattern? :-)

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