Monday, February 20, 2012

Finished it!

Hello everyone,

I went with DRASTIC....at least, for me it is!.... You take a perfectly lovely little quilt...and CUT IT...on both diagonals....EEK!


I then made four large log cabin blocks. This enabled me to use up the last bits of some of my favorite lines...Terrain and Sunkissed, and a few others.


I sewed the big blocks in a four patch...


Then turned it on point, and used the scrappy boxes as the corners. Putting a small, solid strip between the big and little blocks.



So what do you think? I've only cut one other quilt like this. It was a mystery quilt from Jess. I tell ya, it took some doing to get myself to cut that. But, as both the mystery quilt and this one I made came out looking great, I guess it's a good thing. LOL

I'm linking up with Jenna today.
And Lee at Freshly pieced.

UPDATE: I've decided to join the Scrap Attack quilt-along over at Stitched in Color with this quilt. Thank you Rachel! What a fun idea.


Have a great day!

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24 comments:

  1. I think you were very brave and it looks beautiful! I may have to try that technique!

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  2. I've never seen a quilt made this way, how neat! And how brave of you!!

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  3. I only have one word for that quilt top==WOW!!!!!
    Hugs, Di

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  4. What a great idea! You end up with a much larger quilt/project than you would if each unit was on it's own, and it uses up all those little bits of fabric that might be too small for anything else....

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  5. I've only cut perfectly lovely quilt blocks in half diagonally one time. It honestly took me 3 days of just looking at them and thinking about it before I could bring myself to take the rotary cutter to them. lol But in the end it turned out to be a great quilt. So, yes, I understand that you took a huge leap when you did the cutting. I liked it the way it was before with just the small blocks but now it is really gorgeous. You did good!

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  6. I like, I like. I've never done one like that either but maybe one day....

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  7. That took a lot of nerve! It sure turned out to be the right decision; your quilt top is fabulous!

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  8. You are very brave. Makes me shake in my shoes just thinking about it. But the end result is wonderful. Cheers, Karen.

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  9. It's striking - really beautiful but I would never have thought of doing that. blessings, marlene

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  10. It`s absolutely fabulous !Love,love.

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  11. I've never seen that done before. It's turned out great!

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  12. Beautiful quilt! I really love the colors and the design!

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  13. Amazing! It's fantastic! First time for me to see a quilt constructed like that.

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  14. That's really cool and yes, very brave. It totally paid off.

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  15. That quilt looks amazing! Way to stretch your comfort zone (that would certainly stretch mine, too!!)

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  16. That cut would scare me too! But it looks fantastic!

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  17. Well done for cutting into the quilt top, but it does give one a moment of pause doesn't it. It looks great.

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  18. Those vibrant colors are awesome! You totally rocked it :-D Thanks for sharing!

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  19. WOW. It came out beautiful. Love it and all the colors sing.

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  20. Dorian,
    Wow. Love how that turned out! I guess I have another one for 'the list'!

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  21. Thats very brave of you, but I think it looks fabulous!

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