Oh this is going to be amazing. Love all the beautiful bright colors. Cant wait to see it done
Skynme thank you... I am a touched overwhelmed with the amount of trimming of HST's I will be doing but think it will be well worth it:-)
That is going to be so nice! Great colors. Do you have one of those Bloc-Loc squares to trim all those half squares to size? Seen them at shows but have not invested in them yesterday
Momver Thank you. I do not have one of those rulers but know others have said they are wonderful! I have not done a lot (no idea why) with HST's so have never purchased one...I am using my creative grids 6.5" square ruler to do the trimming.
Wow - love the colors of this quilt. That quilt is on my to-do list too.
I like the pattern and i like your colorful fabrics. I also use creative grids to square up HSTs. the only thing that would make it easier would be a rotating cutting mat. But I'd rather work a little harder and buy more fabric. :-)
Clairealex Thank you and I do have a rotating mat I have had for quite awhile! And love it:-). But so hear you on doing the work and buying more fabric instead!!
HawkFan I just made all the black and color HST and it was so fun to press them and have the black side up and then see what color was underneath it...it takes very little to entertain me;-). Want to hit myself at moment as I am on 5.5" strip away from having enough of the charcoal sketch so have to order so more:-(
Going to be fabulous!! Love the colours and fabric you are using, and the contrast with the black. I know my son would love it!
Oh no, I hate when that happens - you're on a roll and then screeching halt because you run out.
Another winner, I can already tell!!!
Caribousmom thank you it is fun colors to work with...have never done one where put it together totally on a design wall before (not sure that makes sense) so will be a new experience.
Holy moly that's a whole lot of HST's you've got to make!! But I can see why you are so excited when you're dealing with all these great colors.This is going to be the star quilt of all star quilts! And I'm sure when you make the label with Boppity Bop on it Scott will have the biggest smile.
This looks like a really fun pattern!! I love the colors!!
Terryt1955 I have been thinking same thing about the number of HST's!! Just finished sew and cut apart last of them. And black and color ones are pressed others still need that done and then onto squaring them up! Thanks and I do think he will like it and the name:-)
Just gorgeous...he is going to flip over this. I love the design and the colors...just perfect!
Looks great! It didn't take you long to knock those HST's out. He is going to love this.
Looks like you have placed all the HST's correctly. Congrats on finishing them all this weekend!! It looks great, just like the inspirational one.
Terryt1955 Thank you for checking my placement...I was beginning to see sideways and then there was the kitten who thought he should take things down AFTER I put them up! I would not have gotten them done without your help so thank you.
This perfect for a 13 yr old. I am sure he loves it. Is this the first time you have worked with black? I have never done a quilt with black. I do love how the black makes the colors pop, pop, pop.
No misplacement that I can see...just a lot of awesomeness;)))...and your "helpers" are too too adorable;)
I love the black and bright colors. Nice job! It's an "attention getter".
It looks beautiful on your design wall! I'm definitely going to have to make one of these. I love the special treat of getting to see your helpers! My helpers aren't allowed in the basement where my sewing room is so they only get to help when I bring things upstairs.
Quilt455 thank you and yes it is the first time I have done a whole quilt with black (did my center for Round Robin but that was just the center part). I really like it but I am glad I selected a tone on tone versus a solid black as it person it makes it less "black" not sure that makes sense but helps break up the color some. I have say seeing on my design wall it is so different than anything I have ever done in many ways so lots of new experiences. And I have to keep reminding myself this is for a 13 yo boy and that in itself is a huge difference. I have some extra HST's (I knew I would but was easier to put together using the cheater method and deal with extras) so may buy a couple of big pillows and make covers for them... we shall see time wise and what I come up with as move forward!
Mymble thank you... my helpers crack me up...all of them followed me when I came upstairs and it is so funny to see what they then do...two immediately laid down and fell asleep, one kept walking back and forth with me (yellow lab) and the kitten tried to remove everything he could reach!
HawkFan thank you so much...I have never put a quilt together block by block like this one required so was mind boggling at moments. I think I will be sewing it together in sections of 16 versus row by row. Think for me will work better. And quilting is a true "family affair" as they all get involved ALL the time (well one is always out side hunting so she is never around but the rest "participate"!!
Great job Mary!!! Now on to quilting. Oh Boy!
Mary it came out so cute! Love it!!
HawkFan thanks I think he will like it...was sure a different quilt in so many ways for me...so fun.
You are forever going to be the Best Auntie ever! Love the variegated quilting. it makes it so whimsical! What a fabulous Christmas present.
Terryt1955 thank you! I just asked Andrew if he thinks Scott will like it...he said "guess so" I was like WHAT!!!??? Andrew does not like how bright it is BUT I keep reminding him that is the one thing Scott requested;-)
Wow! I love howbright it is, and I had to laugh at naming it after a Barney song, but it's very fitting with your story! How did you do your signature piece? It looks like the kind I've been wanting to do, but I'm unsure of how to get it to line up just right when putting the backing together?
Joke Thank you I hope he likes the name and the quilt! Here is a tutorial and step 8 is how I do my labels. You sew it on on top of backing before do binding and then I hand sew top, folded edge down. Let me know of this does not make sense http://www.felicityquilts.com/2013_01_01_archive.html
Thanks for the link! So is it like a pocket?
Sounds easy enough! I really need to start labelling the things I make!!
Looks fantastic- and "quilt however you feel like it" looks like a good approach to me.
Joke I never did labels until Rebecca posted about doing them this way...it is so easy. I print off what I want to say from computer (my handrwriting is terrible) and then use these great markers I have and trace over it. Pressing makes it permanent and then I just sew them on super easy!
So this is the quilt! Wonderful, colorful and the black makes it a lifetime quilt. Great job, True. Lucky nephew. Aren't we lucky to have boys who love quilts???
Quilterinmotion thank you...I loved that he asked for one it made my day. I cannot wait for him to open it...
love it!! awesome colors!!