Friday, October 23, 2015

Another Happy Finish

One of the downfalls to sewing blocks as a leader/ender project is that it is REALLY easy to get a little carried away.  Which is what happened on some 9 patches recently.



I recently finished this fun 9 patch quilt and sent it off to a charity.  My initial plan was to create an outside border in more 9 patches so I decided to sew a few up to see how it looked.




Well, a few quickly turned into many.  And I decided I liked the quilt best without borders.
What to do?  Why sew up another quilt!


This one I did in all warm colors.



And yes, that includes some brown blocks in there.  I admit I have never used brown in my brightly colored quilts but with a gentle nudge from Angela over at  So Scrappy, I tried it and discovered it works great.  I am all for getting some of those brown scraps out of the tub and into a quilt!




I was able to use up more really old fabric on the back.  I am finally making a dent in my black and white fabrics so my choices are getting to be smaller and smaller cuts.

 

 Thankfully, I paid more attention to the number of blocks I was making so this one will be the last in this pattern.  This is the block I made as my Rainbow Scrap Challenge for 2016.  I just picked a new block for 2016 - and I started out with the color brown!

I can learn new things!


A Lovely Year of Finishes




I am happy to say finishing this quilt is my October goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes with Sew BitterSweet Designs.  It feels wonderful to get some of these WIPS done!


Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts
WIPS be Gone
Sew can she
So Scrappy for RSC 15 
A Quilting Chick
BOMs Away 
A Quilted Passion


32 comments:

Karen said...

I really like this quilt. I love the black because it makes the blocks pop.

G! said...

this is awesome!

Margaret said...

That's a very happy quilt--such lovely colours!

Sandra Walker said...

Love this one too Cynthia. Gosh that brown is great in there isn't it? Who knew...

Cut&Alter said...

I really like this quilt - lovely balance of B&W and colour.

TheItinerantChemist said...

Oh wow, they look amazing! And the brown works great - a quiet place for the eye to rest a lil. I so enjoy seeing your projects. :)

scraphappy said...

Your browns look great! I am so glad that you are using them up. Running out of things is always a great feeling.

gretchenscorner said...

The 2 9-patch quilts are really cute. They were very nice charity quilts.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Lovely cheerful little quilt! Isn't satisfying to use up orphan blocks? Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Brenda said...

I really do like scrappy quilts and yours turned out beautifully! It has been quite some time since I have sewn any nine patch blocks and they are always fun to do. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

Pine Valley Quilts said...

Great Quilt ! Love the mix of cheerful colours. The backing is fabulous too.

cityquilter grace said...

a so-so pattern kicked up several notches....love it! make more with other colors...LOL

Teresa Palmer said...

Love the coziness it creates! Putting this on my to-do list.

gayle said...

I love 9 patches anyway (such a versatile block!) and this one is especially appealing! All that warm color against the black and white is just begging to be cuddled. 8)

scraphappy said...

There are so many great quilts that can come from nine patches. Beautiful finish!

thecraftyyak said...

The brown does look great, now I wish I had some brown scraps!

Ivani said...

The brown blocks just combined very well with the bright ones. Lovely quilt. I like also the pieced back. Hugs

Nell's Quilts said...

Lovely finishes. The black and white prints are such a great choice for setting squares and triangles .

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

And another beautiful job!

Sewmotion said...

I love this quilt, those warm colours pop so well against the black and white backgrounds, and I didn't even notice the brown until you mentioned it! Beautiful! I've just popped over from Crazy Mom Quilts and I'm glad to have found you!

Kathy S. said...

Great finish! Love how the blocks look set on point. As always, you have an awesome eye for color with your scraps. I always enjoy stopping by your blog to see what's happening. Have a great weekend! See ya next week at RSC15.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Yep! Definietly another happy finish!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Grand to have two quilts instead of one - love the pieced back ... I'm all for learning new things, too.

Jasmine said...

This is so pretty all in warm colors. Great finish!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Fabulous quilt! I really like the black and white setting triangles (along with the back!)

Sheila said...

Your quilt looks great! Congratulations on another finish. Wow. Love the backing, too. That big rectangle of flowers is perfectly centered! Good for you!

Zenia Rene said...

Congrats on your lovely finishes and all your progress. It's always good to make a dent in your stash... Making room for more. ;) I have next to no black or white in mine. Thanks for linking up.

Muv said...

Hello Cynthia,

My instinct is to avoid brown too, probably because I was at an impressionable age in the 1970s, but I am slowly learning how to put it to use. The finished quilt is so fabulous I can barely see the brown in it, just the gorgeous reds and pinks.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv

desertskyquilts said...

What fun! I like the bright colors with the grays/blacks. That is a nice combination I'll have to remember. Congratulations on meeting your goal!

Farm Quilter said...

Isn't it fun to find you can happily use a color you had avoided for a while? Great job on your quilt and for meeting your October goal! So glad you linked up with ALYOF so I could enjoy the eye candy!

Edith said...

Wow, a couple of really nice quilts there, congratulations on your October finish.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilt and congrats on the finish!