Monday, March 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday 3/24/14--A Finished Top!

I am so excited to have a finished quilt top to show today. This quilt began way back in 2001 after I got the book LeMoyne Stars Made Easy by Sharyn Squier Craig. I had planned to make a red, white & blue sampler using all the different star variations from the book. Like so many projects, I made a few blocks, then set them aside for something new and more exciting.

In 2012 I joined a scrap quilts group at a local quilt shop. We were playing with different techniques and patterns for using scraps. At the beginning of the year I decided to stick with a consistent RW&B color palette, with the hope that I could turn my blocks into a quilt at the end of the year. It has taken over a year since that group quit meeting, but I finally got this top put together yesterday.


RWB Sampler
Finished Size 60 x 72"



My favorite part of this quilt is the pineapple blocks. They really keep your eyes moving around the whole quilt.

This quilt ended up at the perfect size to be a Quilt of Valor, but I don't think I can give it up! We have the perfect spot to hang it for July 4th, and I hope to have it quilted and bound by then.

I am linking up to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times. Check it out for tons of amazing ideas and inspiration. I am also linking up to Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and to Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. This quilt was my March project for A Lovely Year of Finishes, and I will link up to their end-of-the-month party.


Julie in GA

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! The Pineapple blocks do catch your eye, they seem to move all on their own. It would be hard for to give this one up.

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  2. I agree, the pineapple blocks really make the quilt a stunner. Keep this one, please; you worked long and hard on it.

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  3. Wonderful combo of blocks! Congrats on your finish!

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  4. WOW this quilt is stunning...it's almost in motion !! :)

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  5. What a beautiful starry sampler! We usually don't see pineapple blocks used with other blocks....this is a great combination.

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  6. Julie, you did a great job putting this top together. I really like the layout as well as your color scheme.

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  7. Absolutely lovely! The pineapple blocks are a great addition. Congratulations on a finish!

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  8. Love, Love, Love your quilt top! The pineapple blocks make the stars look lik they are spinning. I would keep this one, too!

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  9. Your quilt is gorgeous, Julie! Yes, I agree -- the pineapple blocks are absolutely perfect with the stars. Congratulations! Have you thought about how you'll quilt it yet?

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  10. Absolutely awesome mix of blocks. I've never seen anything like it. Good for you!!!

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  11. You are right! The pineapple blocks really give the quilt movement! I adore this and want to make it....or have it!!! haha

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  12. Absolutely stunning!! Congratulations on a beautiful finished top! This is going to look amazing when it is all quilted :)

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  13. oh wow!! this is so fantastic! I love the pineapple blocks with the stars!

    Thanks so much for showing this off at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. Wonderful combination of blocks and placement!

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  15. Beautiful! Maybe if you hang it this year for Fourth of July, it won't be as difficult to donate to Quilts of Valor. It's such a beautiful quilt. It would be difficult for me to give up, too.

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  16. Hi, Julie. I came over from Sarah's linky party. This quilt really dances! Beautiful combination of blocks and the RW&B makes it crisp. Lovely!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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  17. That is really a stunning quilt. I agree that you should keep this one, you deserve to. The pineapple blocks sure do make it go over the top. Wonderful quilt.

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