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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Doing a Little Happy Dance

I am so happy to say that all my blocks are pieced!!! Yay for me :). The blocks are not trimmed to size or put together yet, but all the little tiny work is done.
From the pictures I've seen of the finished quilt, the border changes the whole look of this. I haven't decided which green I'll use for the inner border - I'll wait until the whole border is pieced and see how much pizzaz it needs.

I love working with pink and brown so I'm looking forward to piecing the border. I really can't believe the blocks are all done!! I love looking at the pictures! This quilt is going to be bigger than I normally make - and I'm only doing 20 blocks. I can't even imagine how big it would be at 30. Bonnie definitely likes bigger quilts than I do!!
And I am happy to report that so far....... this quilt is 100% FREE!! It's very exciting to know that I can create something so pretty just from my scrap basket and my stash. Of course, that may mean I have too much fabric. Let's hope my DH doesn't read this :).

Have a great day,

-Karen

11 comments:

Eileen said...

ha!! had a super laugh about the stash--i, too, have WAY lots of fabric, and just about to finish a quilt that's all stash. yours is just lovely--those blocks are fantastic. nice job. have a great day (is that for the blogger's quilt festival?)

Karen said...

There is a lot of work in that pieced border but it sure adds to the quilt.

Stephanie said...

Fabulous! Since it was made for free I think you deserve to shop for some new fabric, right?

Carla said...

This is looking so pretty, Karen. I am going to forward your post to another blog friend who is working on the same quilt. I love your new profile picture, too

Linda said...

Carla linked me to your blog post and I'm glad I came for a visit! You are at exactly the same place in your RRCB quilt as I am in mine. I'm getting ready to blog about it too! I agree that it's a large quilt, and one I would never have made (especially beginning in December, of all months!), but I was intrigued by the idea of using up fabric. Admittedly, the red wasn't in my stash (I didn't have enough of ONE red) but it was definitely wonderful to use up so much fabric. Do you believe your fabric has reproduced, in the meantime? Keep up the great work. As for me, I'm taking a hiatus from it to work on more free motion quilting.

Pokey said...

(Snoopy &) I are dancing with you! It's a beautiful accomplishment, all with those scraps (& i won't tell your honey, either)
:-}pokey

Quilt Hollow said...

It's a beauty Karen! Well Done and you were fast!

Wendy said...

Fantastic! I'm dancing with you. Love the border.

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! :0)

Becky said...

Another beautiful quilt, Karen! Love the border.

Em said...

Beyond breathtaking! Isn't it fun making from the stash, I am hooked on the challenge now!!!!! Love to you, Karen. Em