Monday, January 28, 2013

My Dash of Pink

I started out looking for something to make to hang on the wall that I could look at while sitting at my computer.  This was one of the items I had listed as wanting to do on the 2013 New FO Challenge.

I found the Dash of Pink project at which is a Better Homes and Gardens Network Site.  They have quite a few projects, patterns and how to articles and this one got my attention.  A Dash of Pink was inspired by “Dash of Summer” by designer Tara Lynn Darr.

I got the center made using only fabric from my stash and was very happy with it.  I had thought to use the pink print from the center or the churn dash block as the inner border.  When I asked hubby his opinion, he said that he liked the red one instead, so that's the one I used.

When I finished with both borders, I draped it across the back of our couch and found that I really liked it there!  I'm still working on it because I have to find fabric for the backing, but I think I'm going to have to go hunting for something else to put on my wall.  My hubby said that he like this one best of all my quilting.  I guess it will probably have to stay on the couch!

To link back to the others participating in the new 2013 New FO Challenge, click here.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Almost finished with Easy Street

It has been quite the trip down Easy Street and the last two parts really brought The Big Finale!

Pieced Triangle 1 -  9 individual pieces & blocks - Make 4!  These are the 4 corners of the quilt.
Pieced Triangle 2 - 15 individual pieces & blocks - Make 12!  These are the rest of the borders.
Pieced Block A -  25 individual pieces & blocks - Make 16! These are in 4 X 4 layout on point!
Pieced Block B -  25 individual pieces & blocks - Make 9!  These are the alternate blocks.

I still have the rows for last five  "B" blocks that I still need to put together before I can start sewing all of the pieces together.  I've laid them out and am pretty excited about how they look.

I like the way the green squares run across the quilt from left to right and up and down.  This is going to end up being a very large quilt.

 My daughter doesn't know it, but I'm planning on making it a gift for her.  She knows I'm making it and suggested purple for the border.

Check out Quiltville for others posting Easy Street progress!