Thursday, February 23, 2006

February Finish #3

Here is number 3...don't know if you can see the Baptist Fans on this quilt. I love how this one turned out, both front and back. Everything on this quilt was a leftover from another quilt, except for the piano key border. The back is an assortment of fabrics that were leftover or just never made it into quilts of their own. I love making backs this way, it gives the quilt such personality!

I brought the class quilt in on Tuesday and the kids loved it. One girl gave me a big hug...just because I told her I brought it in! When we unfolded it she yelled, "I am SO going to win this quilt!" We now have it hanging in the classroom as a little incentive for the kids. This new quilt, I'm not quite sure where it will live. I had originally made it for Katrina, but didn't get it done in time to participate in most of the quilt collecting projects. My guild is collecting quilts for children, so it may go there. Or it can go to the American Cancer Society Kids Camp that I quilt for. I'm just going to enjoy it for awhile before deciding.

Thank you all so much for your comments on the class quilt and my daughter's quilt. It is so nice being able to share quilts in this certainly has spurred me on to get more quilting done!


Sharon said...

I think I love the back as much as the front. What fun!

Laurie Ann said...

That's great! I like the idea of piecing the back, but never want to take the time to do it by the time I get to that point. It sure looks cool though and what a good stash buster!

Laura said...

Great quilt! And the back is so neat. What a great way to use up leftover blocks. Gets me thinking.

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Love the story about the school kids. I'm sure they're thrilled with the results!!!

Your quilt made from leftover blocks and pieces is wonderful. I'm sure it will be a treasure for the recipient. You do such nice work!

Finn said...

Another absolutely fabulous quilt Carolyn, you know you'll always have my vote!! *VBS* This is right up the alley with my Orphan quilts. So many just don't care for ugly ducklings...but I do, and I think you backing could very well be a "fronting". Great job on both sides!!! Hugs, Finn

Linda_J said...

Fun quilt and the very example of stash busting. Too bad that the fans didn't show up.

Darcie said...

Wish I could see the BFs...but I'm sure they're awesome in person!

This quilt is so fun! Looks like the back may have taken a little time...but it is sure worth every minute. It has so much personality! Great job!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I see the baptist fans on the bottom right corner of the back - in the black. It looks good!

When I am making blocks for a quilt, I like to make an extra block or two to throw into a pile for some sort of sampler some day... I have never made one of these yet - so you can imagine my block pile.

I like how yours came out.



Finn said...

Hi Carolyn, just me again..hopefully you will look here..*VBS* The blocks in that Scrap Happy 9 patch are 6.5". It's a size I really like to work with..not too big, not too small. And they sew up quickly..*VBS* I think the secret in that particular antique quilt that Betsy and I liked so much is using strong enough lights that you get that great diagonal run. Normally I don't like the 5 light, 4 dark 9 patches, but it sure works here.

Jeanne said...

Great quilt, Carolyn!!!

JudyL said...

The quilt (front and back) look great. Don't you just love the fans?

Judy L.

Laurie said...

awesome job! i love it!