Sunday, March 2, 2008

Challenge blocks & Stash Report

quilt top with nine applique flower blocks
Remember those challenge blocks I was appliquing here? I finally decided what sashing strips I was going to use between the blocks after driving my family and friends nuts with options. Yesterday I attached the borders, today I mitered the corners and tonight I just finished basting it. The border color doesn't show well in the picture. It isn't as dark as it looks. Here comes Annie to see what the board is all about. Now I have the rest of March to get it quilted and bound in time for The Habitat for Humanity Auction. Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the fabrics I had to use to make these blocks. (My camera battery is dead tonight.)

So for the stash report - no new fabric bought! The fabrics for the sashing, borders and backing were all from my stash. Not a big amount, but something.

I had planned to join the Quiltathon this week-end, but it didn't work out this time. Looks like people made good use of their time at the sewing machines and finished quite a few projects.

26 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a lovely quilt....the sashing and borders are great...

Gina said...

I love how you've done the sashing. what a great quilt

love and hugs xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great .......

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Perfect choice! It looks wonderful. Hope things are well with you. I'm thinking some of our snow is going to melt away this week? Ready for that? I am!
Regina in MI

Belvie said...

I like the sashing and borders. That's a wonderful little quilt!

Beth said...

Your quilt is beautiful, you do such lovely work. Someday I am going to try my hand at applique.

Rhonda said...

What a beautiful quilt!

Andrea said...

You picked the sashing fabric perfectly. It takes time to come up with the right choice I think. This is beautiful.

Jan said...

Your quilt is beautiful--the blocks are set off well by the sashing--great job!

Carole said...

What a beautiful quilt! I need to go on a fabric diet! I was looking at my stash and either I get a bigger closet, which is pretty big as it is now, or I start using what's in there! hum.... either one seems hard! lol Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

FabricMom said...

I love the sashing and border fabric. It really makes it pop. What a beautiful project. Pat yourself on the back.

Floss said...

Love how the sashing turned out, good choices.

Nadine said...

Genie, this quilt is sooo amazing and beautiful. GREAT job, my friend ! It's so funny : not later than yestaerday, I thought about those "abandonned" blocks (shame on me!) and I was thinking about bringing them together in a wallhanging (I've got 11 of them, so just one more would do the trick :>)

THANKS for the inspiration, dear !

A big ((HUG)) & smiles to you...
NADINE

Guðrún said...

This one is so beautiful.

Lea said...

Oh, Jeanne, It's stunning! You did a wonderful work on this applique quilt. I love those borders. *S*

Vicki said...

I love the sashing you chose for the quilt. And the quilt itself is terrific. Looking at the pic on your blog, I thought the sashing was pieced, but when I opened the pic, I saw you used a print. Again, it is wonderful.

Pam said...

Beautiful quilt. Love the applique, and love the purple!

Christine said...

Nice to see Annie again. Oliver always has to check out my quilts and other projects! You did a great job with your challenge quilt.

corry said...

The sashing and borders are great, it's a beautiful quilt Jeanne!

Solstitches said...

This is sucha gorgeous quilt Jeanne.
I looked at your previous post about the blocks and was happy to see a link to the book you used.
I've just done my first applique on a bag and loved doing it.

Catherine said...

I love this quilt!! Gorgeous applique.
The kitty peeking around the corner to check it out is too funny. Looks like home!

Karen said...

What a lovely job you did on the applique quilt!

Rose Marie said...

I thought the sashing was pieced but what a surprise to see fabric instead when I clicked on the photo. The top looks wonderful!

Tanya said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love the sashing you've used! A lot of work!

Suze said...

That sashing is absolutely the most stunning....... You really went to a lot of trouble fussy cutting that fabric. It really paid off.

Lisa Boyer said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors--that violet is just the most gorgeous thing!!