Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday #13

TGIF!!!  Hope everyone had a great week.  This quilt top counts as my Sew and Tell Friday and a Finish It! project.

The three pieced blocks were hanging out in the orphan blocks basket.  I made them about five years ago when I first started quilting.  The block pattern was part of a BOM at my LQS.  The fabric is from The Pink Ribbon Signature Collection by Karen Neuburger for Quilting Treasures.

The original plan was to make a Breast Cancer Awareness Quilt, but I tired of the BOM patterns, so there it sat.  Until....

....a few weeks ago, when I noticed the butterflies in the original blocks and thought this Flutterby fabric by Tula Pink for MODA would be perfect!  I'm not sure if you can see the butterflies in the pink fabric on the left.  I received the extra Flutterby fabric when my Cosmo threads were not shipped in a timely manner.  I think the fabric is perfect for completing this project.

Here is the quilt top spread out.  You can't see the fabric detail, but there are two different Flutterby fabrics with butterflies.  I alternated them as background pieces.  This quilt picture is actually taken upside down.  My design is to have the three pieced blocks on the left going down vertically with the two bigger pieced fabrics on the right.

The above pieced block is bordered with one of the background fabrics.

This pieced block is bordered with the other background fabric.  You can really see the butterflies in this one!

This middle pieced block is bordered with both of the background fabrics.

I did another piece as you go design (surely that is a technical quilting term?) without a pattern.   I'm beginning to like this method.  Very modern, wouldn't you say?  I have decided to call this quilt Got  Pink?  rather than Think Pink.  Do you like it?

Speaking of modern, the newly created Orlando Modern Quilt Guild is looking for members.  If you, or anyone you know, are/is interested, you can either click here, post a comment on my blog or email me directly for more information.

I also completed three AAQI mini quilts this week.  If you haven't seen them and would like to, you can find them on the left under my Completed in 2010 button.

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Have an amazing weekend!!!


  1. I love the way you laid that out - with the large blocks from different fabrics. Very modern looking!

  2. Beautiful!!! I like the touches of green!

  3. Those blocks are so intricate! I hope someday I can be that good! The colors go so well together! Good job

  4. this is so amazing. i love those flutterby fabrics. this is a great fast way to make a quilt. i love how traditional the blocks seem but how modern a feel the whole thing has.

  5. I never thought much of that Flutterby fabric, but boy was I wrong - it looks spectacular! The quilt is beautiful - go, you! Great finish!

  6. I just love, love, love what you did with your orphan star blocks. It really looks great.

  7. What great stars! Don't you just love it when things come together?

    I still have yet to start my AAQI mini quilts. Been busy with a move. I'm hoping to hit it full force come Feb.

  8. I love the quilt. The colors are beautiful.

  9. Beautiful! you can never go wrong with pink, white and green.

  10. I love pink and Tula's butterflies! How nice that you were able to find some matching fabric for 5 year old blocks. That's not always easy.

    Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see it quilted and bound!

  11. A perfect setting for those orphan blocks, Congratulations!! I like it!!

  12. I like it!! You're right on the money using the Tula fabric, they look so good together!

  13. Stunning! No one would ever guess you hadn't planned it this way from the beginning. Awesome layout! ;o)