Sunday, September 01, 2013

Lifelines


Remember that quiz show where they'd give you a lifeline, the ability to call a friend if you get stumped?  Well when I posted about this quilt, Debra threw me a lifeline by suggesting I use the pieced blocks I was trying to line up at the top and bottom as cornerstones.  This suggestion got the wheels in my brain moving.  I put the blocks up, and then dug out some 5" paper pieced scrappy blocks  I'd made with no project in mind--hey, these are the blocks in the header to my blog, and I'd almost forgotten about them!


I liked the way these looked together, so I started to make more.  I've got a bin of tiny bright scraps I set aside to make these blocks.  The "logs" on these blocks are 1/2" wide, so they're pretty small.


From my stash of 2.5" strips, I found a great striped fabric for the rest of the border, which I paired with strips cut from various black fabrics.




I've got two borders pieced and two to go.  There may even be another border with four of the same blocks as cornerstones.   Thanks for the lifeline Debra! 

10 comments:

beth said...

This quilt is MORE than wonderful!

Judy S. said...

Great quilt! (I depend on a lifeline when knitting shawls, that's for sure!)

Debra Spincic said...

Looking really good!!

margaret said...

this is looking pretty fabulous to me

Rian said...

Perfect solution! This is such a fun, happy piece!

Magpie Sue said...

Wheee! FUN!

Cyra said...

Oh YES..... that does it. Thumbs up from me.

cq4fun said...

I love the combination of logs, black and then the stripe. Just wonderful for the swirly center.

Deborah McLaughlin said...

That is just great; I want one!

desertskyquilts said...

I see why you said a quiet quilt for your bed! This one is anything but quiet, but it's great fun and I love what you did with the borders.