Sunday, October 04, 2009

Harvesting Quilt Fabric from Pillow Cases: Part 3

The top of the pillowcase quilt is done. I really like the way it turned out, and at 71 x 71" it's a pretty good size. I used almost all of the 4-patch blocks I made at the beginning of this project, and two pillowcases were incorporated into the neutral fabric of this quilt.

The colored strips for the blocks and borders came out of the scrap drawer. I thought I had used a lot of strips, but the drawer is, somehow, still pretty full

There is a "where's Waldo?" in this quilt. If you look at the second row in the photo above, you can see that some of the blocks jumped into their own version of order. When I caught this, I decided to leave it as is. It's my little joke to see if anyone notices.

Here are a few more pillowcases waiting for inspiration to transform them into something new. In the meantime, I'm going to be looking through my closet to find a batt and some backing fabric for the finished top.


Debra said...

Super Top!!

I don't know if you like to have "stories" for your fabrics used in quilts; but, I'll give you one anyway.

You used a light grey blue striped fabric (2 sets of stripes) in the 4patches that I had in my fabric store in 1983-85. It was originally featured as blouse fabric and it came from a trip to Dallas to the warehouses of the garment district (back in the days when fabric sellers bought the overruns from manufacturers). I always loved that fabric since I was a big striped blouse person back then--I could make a blouse in a day and have a new one to wear the next day to work.

Those are 2 lovely pillowcases--such pretty florals. Nice snag!

Debra said...

P.S. If you want one of my Swirly Circles or Flintstone Rock patterns, send your quilt top and I'll do it for you.

Rian said...

It looks great! I would not have noticed the "boo-boo" had you not mentioned it. What a lovely quilt.

Kay said...

Oh how pretty! I particularly like the blue inner border and the way it sets off both the interior and the four patch border. Great work!

Vicki W said...

This turned out great! You have such a unique approach to your piecing and it's always successful.

Judy S. said...

Love it, Barbara, and I'll bet no one would guess where your fabric originated! Good job!

sophie said...

I really like the way it came out, too.

quiltmom said...

It is a fabulous quilt- I love the design and the scrappyness of it- it so cheery to look at.
What a great way to reuse the fabrics.
Thanks for sharing.

Magpie Sue said...

I've been away too long again.
This is lovely! It would be so cheerful and homey to have on a bed :- )