Way back in February a new member of our Fiberistas group showed us how to make One Block Wonder quilts. Ruth has made some wonderful OBW quilts and we all had a blast (to see the post about our stack and whacking playdate click here).
Eileen brought two different fabrics to cut up that day and recently she sent me a photograph of one of her finished quilts:
She cut bigger triangles than the rest of the group and I think her blocks are stunning. I especially like the way she “floated” the blocks on the background. Would you like to see the fabric she used to make this quilt? Here’s the strip she put on the back:
Yup ~ chickens! Who knew?
Lori said she bought her original fabric because it was on sale and she thought it would make a good quilt back. I would never have thought of it as something that would work in a “stack and whack” style quilt.
Wow, was I wrong!
Fascinating! Lori decided the hexagons looked awful when placed next to one another because they were all quite busy, so she chose to put the “spacer” triangles between the blocks like I did (click here for that post), and it made all the difference. The lime piped binding finishes it perfectly.
Barb used a butterfly fabric:
And ended up making three smaller quilts. Here’s one of them:
Because Barb’s fabric had only small amounts of background and an even distribution of colorful areas, her blocks didn’t have as much variety, but the quilts are lovely.
Ruth knew from the start that her chosen fabric had the same “issues” Barb’s did:
The result was a lot of similar blocks. Her daughter wanted a bed sized quilt, so Ruth made some additional 3D cube blocks and mixed them in with all of her original blocks. Then she added some really fun piecing in the borders. The resulting quilt is sew much fun.
I love that she included a strip of her original fabric along the pillow tuck at the top.
And, just to refresh your memory, here’s the crib quilt I made for my great-niece:
We all were very pleased with our finished quilts, and I was very impressed that they all were finished in less than six months. Way to go Fiberistas!
And I can’t resist one last “Autumn at our house” photo! We have an area above the closet in our front entry hall that is a challenge to decorate. I put snowmen up there at Christmas, and my Top Stitch Umbrella graces this area in the Spring, but what to do for Fall? Well ~ Mike and I found a child sized table and chairs at a lovely shop near Whitewater, WI, and I decided those chairs would be a great resting place for a pair of scarecrows 😁!
I purchased clothes at a resale shop, filled them with leftover batting, and then had Sommer and Trey draw faces on muslin. The sign was Trey’s idea (don’t you love the way 8 year olds think?)
I enjoy having them watch us every time we walk through the front hall!