Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Winter Blues?

I mainly make quilts to be donated and most of the time I am pleased with the out come, but this last month I completed 2 that left me feeling blue. The technical part was correct - it's the combination of colors that I do not like.  The first one was made from all donated fabric and .......
The blocks finished at 8 inches - making the finished quilt 48.5" x 64.5". The pattern is called "Hour Glass", and a how to video is available on youtube.

The second one was fashioned after a pattern by Jaybird Quilts called Radio Way and finished at 49.5" x 69.5".  I started out making the strip blocks from my 2.5" box of strips and had trouble finding the correct color to  tie it all together.  I ended up using a light lime green after trying off white.  The thirty year old green colors are grayed and just lack the spark that todays colors have.


1 comment:

  1. I love your Hourglass quilt. In searching for it on the internet I found the besst results by Googling "Double Hourglass Quilt." I can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for inspiring me!