Monday, February 26, 2007

Hour a day for February




I spent the weekend working on the hour a day quilt. I must say, if I were buying fabric to make this quilt, I don't think that I would ever have chosen the fabrics that I did. However, working from stash means I had to use things I had enough of. Its much darker than I would probably have chosen, but I am pleased with how it turned out.

The star points are made from different red FQs that I had, although within each star the fabric is the same. The black was originally purchased for a backing, so I had lots and now have only scraps left. The gray is actually a gray with black/metallic gold and brown marbling which was also intended to be a backing. I still have some of that left-it may wind up as part of a pieced backing for this quilt. The 'worst' part of this quilt was that the black and the red I used for sashing were some of the fraying-est fabrics that I can remember ever using! But it is done and ready to take its place in the pile of those tops waiting to be quilted.

I don't have anyplace high enough to hang larger quilts, so the bottom is trailing on the wet deck. I'm happy to have gotten a picture between the rain! I also worked on a top for my Quilt University class, it is almost finished.

18 comments:

KCQuilter said...

Oh, wow, that is stunning! I love your colors and value. You did a wonderful job!!!

Prairie Princess said...

I really like this quilt! It's beautiful!

quiltpixie said...

I absolotuely love the colours in this quilt! I think its spectacular, and while the sashing may have been the devil, it really and truly makes this!

Carol said...

The end result is wonderful even though the sashing pieces drove you nuts. Great job!

Melzie said...

WOW you did a great job, very very pretty :) xoxo melzie

Bonnie said...

What a great job you did Gail. The color combination is so striking.

joyce said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. That's the good thing about stash quilts. You end up with something different than if you had planned it and bought fabric.

Bingo~Bonnie said...

You are so lucky to have large enough coordinating stash pieces to use for your HAD Quilt! Your red and black and grey look great and I especially love the yellow!

... but now will you have to reshop for backings for those other quilts??? ~Bonnie in SE Texas

Laurie Ann said...

Oh Gail! That quilt is really stunning!

Carolyn said...

Gail, the quilt turned out beautiful and your color choices make the quilt!

Laurie said...

Gail,
I think your color choices are GREAT! Super job!
Laurie

Rose Marie said...

I've seen a couple of these quilts now and each is stunning, as yours is!

Shelina said...

I absolutely love this quilt - the colors are so colorful and bold. Nothing afraid about this quilt. It looks fabulous, and I am glad you didn't buy any fabric for it. I need to add my own exclamation mark to the comments so you know for sure that this is a really super quilt!

Mama Koch said...

I love the colors you used for this. Anything red is wonderful at my house.

Good job.

QuiltingFitzy said...

WOW! This is lovely!

Suze said...

That is absolutely heart stopping. You have some great stash..........

Mary said...

It looks great Gail, I'm not sure you could have done any better had you been able to choose any fabrics you wanted. Doesn't it feel good to use your stash?

JudyL said...

I love your colors and think it turned out great!