Friday, July 11, 2014

mending fences

I've been participating in the Scrap Basket Quilt Along hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts.  When I read about the need for quilts for Margaret's Hope Chest I signed up immediately.  Here's my finished quilt.



Amanda posted an excellent tutorial for a simple rail-fence block.  (Although you could make any pattern quilt you'd like for the donations.)  My scrap basket is not as full as some and I had mostly oranges and grays.  Since they are especially in need of quilts for boys I decided to add some blue.  (We were watching a Detroit Tiger game!)  

I didn't have enough navy so had to add some additional blue.  Out went the Tiger theme but I think they all go together here.  Besides, whoever gets this quilt may not be as big a Tiger fan as those in my house!

I put all the solid blues on the ends so I needed to make a pattern. I started with this:


It wasn't working for me so I  rearranged (only once!) then stuck with it.

I quilted it with my go-to...meandering.

I pieced the back with a few leftovers and a big piece of Kona gray.

 All washed and ready to be mailed.



Feeling blessed to be a blessing. 

Linking up today (for the first time) with Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday!




 

24 comments:

  1. Great quilt for a great cause! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us. I love your colors - I recognize some fabrics that I have.

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    1. Thanks! I have used a few of those grays in a few of my quilts. They seem to go with everything.

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  2. Very nice. The colors are just right.

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with this finish.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your alternative layout. I love to see a peek insight in the process. That will be one lucky recipient.

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    1. Thanks Iris. I hesitated in putting that picture in there but I like seeing how people work through things, too. Thanks for you comment.

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  4. I love your fabric selections! The colours work beautifully together. I only found you through crazy mom quilts so I'm glad you posted there!

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    1. Thanks Emmajane. I love the online quilting community and all the sharing. I'm glad I linked up, too!

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  5. Very nice! I liked seeing the different pattern you could have done since you put the solid blues on the ends. I started on a quilt for the Scrap Basket Quilt Along, but 99 blocks is a lot -- and I won't be able to finish by August. One day I will though. Nice work on yours!

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    1. Thanks Carol. Yes, 99 blocks is a lot. We had a week of bad weather so I had more sewing time than usual. I got the whole top pieced and sewn together very quickly. There will be plenty of need for quilts after August 1st as well. Keep plugging along. Giving back feels good.

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  6. Your color combination is different, and I really like it. Wonderful that you are donating it - it will help bring hope and comfort, for sure!

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    1. Thanks Terri. Hope and comfort...perfect words to describe all the Scrapbasket Quilt Along projects.

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  7. This quilt turned out so nicely! I like how the colors make a pattern. The Aunt Edna gray with circles you used for binding is one of my all time favorite fabrics!

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    1. Thanks Jamie Lee. I've used that print in gray and orange in this quilt and a few others. I like it, too. It goes with everything. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love your colors! And the Tigers :)
    It is a beautiful (handsome ?) quilt.

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    1. Thanks. Who's your Tiger? This year I'm going with Nick Castellanos!

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  9. It is pretty and for very good cause. Well done!

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  10. Yours is a bright fun quilt! Great choice of colors.

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    1. Thanks Pattilou. I like bright and fun!!!

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  11. Beautifully done! I love the bands of solid colour that break up the mixed colours - looks really good!

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    1. Thanks. I love scrappy quilts but have such a hard time making them. My brain just has to put a pattern in there.

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  12. I love the final arrangement of the blocks -- gives me some ideas about what to do with some unused fabrics in my stash. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's good to use up that fabric...then you can get more! Thanks for stopping by.

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