Tuesday, January 11, 2011

#1 on 1-11-11

Yeah!  I got my 1st quilt top for the year together just in time for 1-11-11! Something to cheer about, I think!
 Jennifer hosted a quilt-a-long back in the fall with simple lines and simple fabrics....a charm pack and two contrasting solids.  I used Kona snow and taupe plus a Moda Boutique charm pack. The blocks  were finished by Thanksgiving and then put away until yesterday.  
 It all went together very quickly. In the end, I chose to add a border of Kona snow to make it a tad larger and plan to use a colorful binding to carry out the color in the squares. Hopefully, I have something in my stash that will work!
I'm tickled pink to get this cute top together and will quilt it soon because I plan to gift it to someone special who is having a very special birthday in the spring. 
  Did you finish up any project to celebrate 1-11-11?

12 comments:

  1. I like it! I can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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  2. So cute, Carla! I can't wait to see this in person at guild.

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  3. Cute. It is bigger than I thought it would be when she started her quilt along. I might be able to finish my charm pack quilt along that freckeled whismy had last summer today.

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  4. I wish I could finish something today. However, I DO always celebrate 1/11 and 11/11 as "vertical days." especially cool as today is 1/11/11. if you need a longer explanation, I can sure fill you in....

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  5. looks great! love the colors!

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  6. Looks great! I've worked on mine today, too. Not quite ready to sew blocks together, but hopefully I will be very soon!

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  7. I think the quilt looks great. I love the taupe color.

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  8. Yea, you got it done!! Looks great. Lucky is the special friend who gets it!!

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  9. That's what I love about charm packs. You get such a nice variety of prints in your quilt. It looks great!

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  10. It's so pretty! And it's great to see how you've used your solids, especially after so many years of hearing/saying, "Don't use solids in your quilt when you've got so many nice tone-on-tone options." Solids are IN again, and you've just shown us how pretty they can be. Great work!

    No finishes here. Simultaneously I've got four WIPs. That should make for a hearty celebration when I have four finishes at once, shouldn't it?

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  11. Very cute quilt! It makes me think of a slide show! Very cute!

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  12. It turned out amazing! I can't wait to see it quilted!

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