Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Two Tops Done!

I had a fantastic time over the weekend. Spent 4 days quilting with a great group of women. Tons of conversation, laughter, inspiration, food and a little wine!
I don't know who the first quilt will go to. I just wanted to make a fresh, simple spring quilt. I may end up adding a border with a bit of applique in 2 of the corners. The second quilt was just  because I love the simplicity of the pattern. It worked so well the first time with the grey/yellow fabrics that I wanted to make it again.
 
How is it possible to make a mistake (or two) on such a simple quilt? First, you have a glass of wine before cutting your longest sashing strips. Even though you measure a million times, you cut all 5 strips 1" too short. Then you put it all together and realize you turned one block the wrong way. I may just leave the block the wrong way.

I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network. Check out what everyone else is working on!

Happy Stitching
corina

12 comments:

a maidenhair fern said...

I love your top quilt. Yip, fun, springy and fresh.

Anne said...

I can't tell you have a block the wrong way, so I definitely vote to just keep it that way!
Those are both beautiful tops!

Dolores said...

Good for you - leave the 'mistake' in. I love both tops.

Shauna said...

love both quilts, and I can't tell which block is wrong, so I would leave it. What is the pattern you used for the second one, I love it!!!

elle said...

There is just something about simple that is sew satisfying!

Sara said...

But the wine was yummy right?! hehehe

Adorable quilt!!


Happy Turtle said...

Both quilts look great! And how nice to have two finished tops!
Carol

Marjo B-W said...

I just love both tops! Simple and therefore strong patterns.
Marjo B-W

Regina said...

Can't find the wrongly placed block, just leave it the way it is and drink a glass of wine whenever it bothers you ....

Myra said...

The tops looks great...?...and I can't see your error. Love that last pattern!

Benny Malone said...

I am new to your blog and love the modernistic, simple look to your blocks and quilts. May I have your permission to use the block in your black and white quilt in a Fabric Art Mental Health Awareness Project?
The project will be a small fund raiser for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Volunteer quilters are helping me make 100 small "quiltlets". We will add appliqued footprints on the blocks and embroider "one step at a time". Lastly we will add the lime green awareness ribbon that stands for mental health and a Support NAMI label on the back. My son is seriously mentally ill and NAMI was an extremely helpful organization to my family during our toughest trials. I want to give back to NAMI, now that our lives are somewhat calmer. Thank you, Benny Malone, Mom and Quilter

corina said...

Benny, I can't send you a response as you are a no-reply blogger. I am not the designer of the pattern. Check my post http://cwquilts.blogspot.ca/2014/01/modern-quilt-update.html and you will find links to the designer's website to purchase the pattern. It was also published in an issue of Quilts and More magazine (all the info is on the post at the link above). Good luck with the quilts. A wonderful cause.