Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Crushed OC

stacks of blocks for the Orange Crush Mystery
I tried. I really tried to like my Orange Crush blocks together. In the end, I just couldn't wrap my thread around them. My UFO pile is already too large, so I didn't want the blocks to end up in that pile. I was pleased with the star blocks, though. Since there were thirty of them, I pieced them together. Side by side, they produced a secondary pattern that gives some movement to the piece. Once the borders are added it will make a nice throw sized quilt. I might call it my Crushed OC.
top pieced with the star blocks which is half of the blocks made


In the garden, we are beginning to enjoy some of the grape tomatoes that are ripening. Not too many, yet, but I'm sure they'll be overflowing this basket soon. They are perfect to pop into your mouth for a quick snack. We have a few pickles and some sunflowers besides the tomatoes. Neither of us wants to keep the garden up anymore although we like the benefits of having one.

grape tomatoes from our garden in the bottom of a basket

Jasper and Annie, side by side looking out of the kitchen window together

And finally, our loyal kitties keeping guard over the backyard. (or sleeping) We don't see them side by side too often in the summer months, so I had to snap a picture. Also, Jasper isn't always keen on sharing whatever space he is occupying at the time. They do get along well together and are great entertainment when they chase each other through the house.

I wanted to mention another give-away I found, too, but do you think I can remember where I saw it? Stay tuned in case my memory shows up later.

17 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Jeanne, you know it's your quilt so you can do whatever you want.

Candace said...

I like your crushed OC. It is different from all the rest, and very
lovely.

Catherine said...

Jeanne, it's your quilt -- and I like your Crushed OC setting!
The two kitties side by side are very sweet. :-) I don't think I've ever seen our two side by side like that!

Sweet P said...

I like your Crushed OC. Sometimes we choose the wrong fabrics and don't even know it until we get too far along in the project.

Gail said...

I know just what you mean. I'm not to crazy about mine, either. I like your solution of just using the stars for a small quilt. My solution was to make a smaller quilt, maybe half the number of blocks from the original..it will still keep someone warm.

Rhonda said...

I like your version of OC quilt.

Side by side...your kitties are so sweet.

Gina said...

I love your version of the quilt. That's the drawback of mystery quilts. I've done a few and most of them I would have had a different colour placement if I'd have known what the qult looked like.

Love and hugs gina xxx

Fiesta said...

your orange crush came out nice.
good job!

Rose said...

I love it!!! Well done!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'm with you on the OC. Mine is an abandoned project for now, but I plan to split the blocks and set them as two smaller quilts.
Regina

sewprimitive karen said...

Aw the kitties look SO cute sitting next to each other!

Karol-Ann said...

I like it. But there was nothing wrong with those other blocks unless you don't like orange ;-)

Kathy Wagner said...

Great idea! Love the look of the star blocks together and what a great name you already have for your quilt!

Anne Ida said...

Your "Crushed OC" looks wonderful, Jeanne! I love the secondary pattern the star blocks create!! And you're so clever doing it this way, making sure this quilt won't end up as a UFO!!

Guðrún said...

I like it crushed.

Alycia said...

I like your crushed OC - Congratulate yourself for not giving up and finding another way you like them!

Myra said...

Your Crushed OC looks great! Sometime our creations just don't do what they are supposed to do, thus changes need to be made...Ya done good! 8-)