23 February 2008

Another QOV

Update 2/26/08: There is a reason this is so low contrast. See that red? That red just kept on giving. I think I got it stopped, but to make sure I only used fabrics that, if the red bled again, wouldn't show it.

Last Sunday I ended up with a free day, so I sewed and sewed. I ended up with another top for QOV. I used the BQ pattern from Maple Island Quilts. It went together in 6 hours! And best of all, I did a fair bit of stash busting. Let's see, I used about 1.5 yards of the Old Glory fabric but am giving the other 5.5 yards to Alycia for more QOV quilts. 2 yards of red, 2 yards of blue (this includes the backing) and 1.5 of another dark blue and 1 yard of a medium blue. That's 13.5 yards of fabric out of the stash. Woo hoo!

The Old Glory fabric by Cranston Print Works is the big block, the dark blue has stars (not polka dots) and the red is a solid.

Turned out kinda nice, I think.

12 comments:

  1. Yeah, it really did turn out kinda nice! I'm sure it will be very much appreciated. I sometimes think we're lucky our flag is red, white, and blue, because it's a great color combination!

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  2. Lynne in Hawaii3:00 PM

    Wow...it looks great!

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  3. It is fantastic!!!! A great quilt for a great cause!

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  4. That turned out very nice and how nice to have so much stash used!

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  5. The QOV turned out really cute! I just bought some fabric this afternoon to make a patriotic quilt for my cousin. I am going to use the BQ pattern too! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Oh wow, it did turn out wonderful! And busted stash! (and I love the socks - they are getting used a lot!)

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  7. Loooove it!!! I really do - that worked up so neat!!! Good use of the stash!!

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  8. Wow - you certainly are on a quilty roll. It looks wonderful, and I am sure it will be appreciated.

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  9. That a perfect QOV quilt. I think I still have some of that Old Glory fabric around here . . . I find it hard to resist a good patriotic line of fabric *s*

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  10. I have lots of RWB fabric. Maybe I'll put a QOV together. I love that pattern and haven't made it in ages.

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  11. Wow it turned out great. Love the red even if it can be a nightmare.
    Vicki

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  12. I think it turned out lovely!

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