Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Quilt on the Wall


Last night I had an emotional, heart-rending discussion with a young woman who is presently living with us right before bedtime.  She is having problems...big problems.  I was so emotionally upset.  My husband said, "You need to sew...it's...therapeutic."  Such a wise man!  He and I both knew it would take me a long time to fall asleep.  So I started the above quilt blocks.

Same young person was sick during the night and I had to stay home from church with her all day again...hence, lots of unanticipated sewing time.

Susanna had (ahem) encouraged me to go through my quilt magazines and purge them (I don't even know what that means!).  In the process, I pulled any patterns I would EVER want to make, plus some pics that did not have patterns per se.  This was one of the quilts that was on the wall of a quilt shop picture.  The alternate blocks in the pic were pink.  It looked so cute.  Mine are purple because I use Thimbleberries nearly 100% of the time, and pink T'b is not cute.  But I like it.  Pieced blocks are 5" square finished.

This was all from my 1-1/2" strip box (thank you, Susanna, for making it so accessible...see--this is all HER fault).  I cut some 3-1/2" wide strips for the creams on the outermost borders of the blocks.  I am making it a baby-sized quilt and calling it finished without borders. 

I just need to go to quiltville.com to see what size side and corner triangles I need to cut and to see if I have enough purple to make it.  I don't think I do since this was a large scrap.  But never fear...I have another in the wings that will match sufficiently.

~Joan



4 comments:

Natasha said...

Quilting is my therapy too! I have been deprived all week because my husband was out of town and I was so tired chasing my kids around all day that I just didnt have the energy to quilt. I just did today and feel so much better! It is awesome when husbands recognize when quilting is more than just a hobby.

I LOVE your project! I think the pattern is simple yet so lovely! They are my favorite type of patterns to use!

Leeanne said...

Thank goodness your hubby knows you so well.
Another nice looking quilt

Michelle said...

I am always so drawn to your quilt projects! I love thimbleberries and the 3" 9patch is my favorite block...that makes this quilt high on my list of "must do some day!" LOL

Anonymous said...

I've been on holidays interstate, and been asking everywhere I go for Thimbleberries. Not a single shop had any. I have NONE, and thought a few cms would make a nice souvenir of Tasmania! My fabrics are in a different value altogether - very "ordinary"!, so my quilts will NEVER look like yours, for a start!! Hugs. Audrey