Sunday, December 16, 2012

Playing with the Left Overs

Leftover Bonus TrianglesI needed a play break on Sunday afternoon and so I put any and all work I felt I should be working on aside and decided to play with the small triangle squares left over from my Holiday Lane pillow.

Although I probably wouldn't have paired the red, green and/or white fabrics with the white on black star print, since I had these squares, I decided to follow this path and see where it led.

Before I show you what I did, I wanted to share the pillow in it's current state ... yes, Grace has claimed it as her own.

Grace Enjoys the Holiday Lane pillow

I trimmed those half-square triangle units to 1 1/2-inch squares and added some 1 1/2-inch squares and 1 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch rectangles to form a 3-inch by 4-inch (finished size) shoo fly block.

First trial block using triangles Tall Churn Dash

Happy with these proportions, I made some more, using up the left-over triangle squares and cutting up fabrics for two more blocks, for a nice round number of nine blocks.

9 Churn Dash Blocks 

I added skinny 1/2-inch sashing and a couple of borders and now have a pieced quilt top of doll-sized-proportions of 18 by 24-inches, ready to be quilted and hung.  I'm calling it Starry Skies and Shoo Flies.   I still think that if I'd purposely chosen fabrics for this quilt, I wouldn't have used the star print for the background–it doesn't feel like me, but it's OK and it was fun to play in the studio and just go with the flow and not think a lot about it. 

  Starry Skies and Churn Dashes Doll Quilt

Although this project is off the design wall and onto the studio floor (for photography purposes, after it proved too windy to take a photo outside), I'm linking up with Judy's Design Wall Monday.


Carol E. said...

Want to know what came to mind when I saw this cute churn dash quilt? Remember -- I live in Minnesota. Well, i thought it looked like children who are all bundled up in coats and hats and scarves and boots and can barely walk... and they are waddling through a big, Minnesota snow storm! LOL.

antique quilter said...

love this quilt, this is such great fabric
its such a fun quilt, reminds me of snow storms!
and yse I am a huge fan of snow!
makes the world slow down

Quilty Conscience said...

Very fun! Busy but cute!

Denise :) said...

Oh Sophie -- I really like these combinations of prints -- how FUN! And I like this block in the elongated form -- very nice! I'm a new follower, by the way! :)

Terri said...

LOVE the elongated blocks Sophie! Cute little quilt. :)

Scrapatches said...

Nice use of the extra pieces from your Holiday Lane PIllow. Love your pillow. Your quilty kitty looks so comfy ... :) Pat

Paula, the quilter said...

A wonderful result from play time.

Heidi Staples said...

This is an adorable block! Love it!!

Gari in AL said...

How cool, a two-fer, and both beautiful. Love your Grace. We have a Ms. Murphy who looks very similar and is on or into everything here. Love her, too.

Ariane said...

I love how this little quilt turned out!! So beautiful!! Love it!!!

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