Saturday, August 25, 2007

Retro miniquilt



So, here's where those retro rectangles wanted to go. Funky, eh? The whole thing is about 24x26 inches or something like that - not real big. And you can't tell this in the photo, but the tiny blue border is actually a little flange, not a border. We only had a tiny bit of the blue or I might have used more. When I say "we" in this instance, I of course mean Cathi, as I am raiding her stash for this work. I feel less guilty about this than I might a)because she said I could, b)because I am leaving a bunch of my purple Civil War Repro fabric with her and c)because I might give her this mini quilt anyway.

Not sure how it will be quilted yet - perhaps just echoes of the curves in the small blocks and something funky in the border. That's a job for another day. But not tomorrow as we will probably spend the entire day out with the kids &DHs somewhere doing touristy things.

Tomorrow, however, is the blogversary draw! So unless we get back really really late, I'll post the winners tomorrow night. Yeehah. I might even mail the postcards from Ireland - I did cleverly remember to bring them with me. :)

8 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

That is pretty funky! I like it.

Jane Weston said...

That's neat. I love the burgundy fabric for the background and borders with the white puff balls.
Hope Ireland is keeping relatively dry..to be honest I haven't watched for their weather, but I hope you are having fun.

Peggy (Québec..playa@sympatico.ca said...

Pretty retro....I was wondering how Cathi was taking to you raiding her stash but your a, b, and c facts reveal that she ends up being a winner ;). Creativity even not on hometurf...go girl go!

Peggy (Québec)

Julie said...

I'm not into these quilting terms -flange, border - but this looks great and I'm impressed that you're finding time for quilting on holiday. Enjoy! (I'm sure you are).

Vicki W said...

That's a really cute quilt!

atet said...

Ooooh -- this is really funky and fun!!! Love how this is turning out. If your friend doesn't want it, I know of a home in the states that would!

blackbearcabin said...

I love this quilt....i was just looking at some really cool retro fabric and wondering what i could do with it and this gives me some great ideas! Thanks for sharing!
lisajo

Lynda said...

I knew there would be a great destination for those blocks! I love the way the centre block is made of border fabric, so the blocks seem to float on the background.