Thursday, October 18, 2007

Brown and Aqua

Here is my latest quilt. I have been getting quite a bit of sewing done, and that makes me happy.

This is an Atkinson's Design Pattern from one of their latest pattern books, Happy Hour. The quilt is called Picture This and it was a fun one to make. It's very easy and goes together quickly (my favorite kind). The blocks turn out to be big 15" blocks, so you don't even have to make that many to get a decent sized lap quilt. I had something different in my head when I started it, and I'm not as thrilled with it as I thought I would be, but I do like it and my girls liked it when I finally got it done. I want to make this quilt in some other colors.

My next quilt is in the machine right now. It's my Not Ugly, Just Different 2 quilt. A little explanation......I made a quilt out of 4x4 squares that a friend had given me years ago. She had all the squares cut in a ziploc bag and the package was a garage sale item that didn't sell. The fabrics were pretty ugly, with the exception of a few. So, I sewed them together thinking that I could throw the thing outside in the grass and it wouldn't matter. Well, I got it together and really liked it.....it is very scrappy. I showed it to my friend and told her it was my Ugly quilt and she said, "it's not ugly, It's just different", and that stuck. Anyway, fast forward a few years and I found a ziploc of 4x4 squares at a thrift shop a few weeks ago, and I'm making another NUJD quilt. :) I'll be posting soon. It's raining today, and I have bible study this morning, but I plan to get some sewing done later. Yippee!! :) I hope your weather is to your liking where you live! :)

13 comments:

happy zombie said...

I love the brown and aqua quilt Cindy! So mod, so yummy.

I'm cracking up over the NUJD. I love it. I see wristbands sporting NUJD on them!!!!

Been missing you! Come home.

happy zombie said...

PS... I can't wait to see your NUJD2 quilt!

sammyjo said...

the best quilts are the ones you dont expect to look good lol cant wait to see it

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Ooh, I love the chocolate and turquoise color combo! Very cute! I keep wanting to do a quilt in that color combo but haven't managed it yet. I like this pattern, too. Nice! ~A :-)

Thimbleanna said...

Love that quilt! Brown and aqua -- pretty, pretty!!!

~Kim~ said...

OMG, I LOVE IT!! Its amazing those colors are awesome together! Great job! I know since working at a quilt shop, and I have been eyeing those colors up to make a YBR quilt. Hope to do it this winter. :)

Keep up the great work!!

~Kim~

Laurie Ann said...

Love it! Now that I am finished with my pink and brown one I want to make a blue and brown one. Bought some fabric for it yesterday. Yipee!!!

Anne Ida said...

So this is how it ended up! Love it! It looks so clean and fresh! Pretty!

Look forward to seeing your NUJD2 quilt :o)

Perry said...

This is a neat looking quilt! I followed you from your comment on Pam Kitty Morning to tell you that I have a Dyson and it is great. Works really well. Have had it about a year.

Colleen Eskridge said...

I think the brown and aqua is so pretty. I like the pattern also. Thanks for sharing. Colleen in South Africa

Anne Heidi said...

LOVE the quilt- I have the book and it is on my "to do" list. Yours look amazing! Can't wait to see the NUJD quilt:-)

oilclothjunkie said...

Beautiful quilt, love the aqua and brown combo! Can't wait to see the not ugly quilt! That's a hoot.

smlaws said...

Very, very nice. I like it a lot.