Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W.I.P Wednesday

Okay, so here's my real W.I.P. Wednesday post! I've been working on a Paintbox quilt as seen on Oh! Fransson. I've just completed the top and need to decide on a backing for it as I don't wish to do the one that she did with the quilt a long.

My quilt top measures 78.5 x 98.5. I decided to make the center block 4.5in as I needed bigger blocks over all. This quilt is for my daughter, and she wanted the blocks placed randomly and that's what she got!
This was my first time with sashing and I'm quite pleased with how that went, but it is a bit time consuming.


My other W.I.P. for today is a quilt inspired by the heart shaped blocks on Tall Grass Prairie Studio.
I'm making a quilt for my Mom's birthday using mostly Delilah prints from Tanya Whelan. I've mixed in a couple of solids and some other scraps of print that I have to round out the blocks.
I'm going with a combination of the heart blocks and simple 9-patch blocks interspersed with plain white.
I've had to come up with my own layout for this one as I hadn't a quilt a long to follow, so I hope that it will all look okay once together.

11 comments:

  1. Both of these quilts are very nice. I love the colors of the pink one for your mom and the Paintbox quilt is amazing! It looks like a lot of work.

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  2. That Paintbox is gorgeous! Such fun, bright colors & I like it with the random placement.

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  3. Very nice. Love that paintbox. Very ambitious! The colors are beautiful.

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  4. Love the paintbox quilt, it looks great with the random placement of the blocks. And I'm sure your mom will be very happy to get the pretty hearts!

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  5. Nice quilts. Nice thing about quilt patterns like the Paint box one, you can make it suit you. Nice job.

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  6. Yes, nice quilts! Especially love your paintbox quilt - wow!

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  7. Wow! Your daughter is going to love that quilt. I can't believe the size of it!

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  8. Your colorbox quilt looks great! I have never pieced something that large I don't think :)

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  9. Thank you all for your kind comments. i really had a fun time making this top. I don't even want to think about how I'm going to quilt it!

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  10. The paintbox quilt is gorgeous, those colors are incredible. And the heart is adorable. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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