Friday, April 22, 2011

Always LEARNING!

Yep....it seems every time I make a quilt I learn something or at least relearn it AFTER making the same mistakes again and again. Here is the Red and Cream Snowball quilt made mostly from leaders and enders. First I learned to count the number of blocks "several" times before thinking I had enough for a pattern. Then I find that even after all my planning and placing and putting up on a design wall that I still ended up with like fabrics next to each other! I'm sure whomever gets this quilt when it is finished will not notice and be happy just to be the recipient of a warm quilt made with love by a friend. This Twister quilt was so fun to make and went together so quickly and easily even with all the bias edges! I learned, and probably should have noticed before I even cut the fabrics, that scattering the bold colored pinks around would have made for a more pleasing quilt. But I will make another one of these maybe using Christmas prints or other stash fabrics because it makes for a quick and simple gift for someone and really does look more complicated than it is.

I need to purchase a solid looking brown for the outside border yet and then it will be ready for the quilter too.



Happy Quilting! Lynda







11 comments:

Sharon said...

Both quilts look wonderful! I think your Twister will look great with a brown border.

Tonya said...

Aren't we all always learning. I am doing my first ever Dresden. I have had several goofs already. But at least we are learning!

Helen said...

I love both quilts Lynda!! I've ordered the twister ruler, can't wait to play with it!

Happy Easter,
Helen

Carol G said...

Both quilts are great--as is. Fabulous color choices. From arranging and rearranging scrap quilts I have learned--there is no ONE perfect solution.

Brita said...

Isn't it frustrating to see an Oops! after it's finished?!?!?! I made a beautiful quilt for my son and daughter-in-law, I was really proud of it. After I took and picture and mailed it, I saw two oopses. I've never said anything, and hopefully, they don't know enough about quilting to realize it. They seemed thrilled! As I'm sure the recipient of your quilt will be. And I love the Twister, they're such fun to make, I think it's addictive.

Josie said...

Lynda your snowball quilt is brilliant!! It looks darned perfect to me. I can't for the life of me see anything adrift in it. Gorgeous!! Whoever receives it will be thrilled.
Love your Twisty quilt too. It looks like so much work... hard to belive it's an easy technique. Must remember to order that ruler.

Mrs Moen said...

I can almost promise you that the recepient will never notice the two blocks next to each other!
If you want to distribute the bright pinks in your pinwheel top a little more, you could try to add bright pink cornerstones to the border (just a thought that popped into my head while reading your post.-)

Brenda said...

I LOVE your snowball quilt, it is gorgeous! I love reds...

LuAnn said...

I love your snowball quilt - the red and white is great! Nice twister quilt, too. I love your pinks and browns.

Cheryll said...

Love your quilts too! What I do to see the layout from another angle is to take a pic and look at it on the computer. It helps me to see if the colours are in the correct spots.
Love your work! :)

rubyslipperz said...

Your banner quilt is SO-SEW cute!
and your Twister quilt looks fun too! I bought the rulers and haven't made one yet. I might have to email you for some pointers?

hugZ,
annie
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