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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Playing with low volume and two flimsy finishes.

Good Morning!  I have lots of goodies to share today...

First up, a small low volume sample for our LQS.  Cyndi, the owner of the store wanted a little sample to show customers how to incorporate low volume fabrics into their quilts. I volunteered.  A quick little scrappy quilt is always fun and gratifying.

Here is a picture before I tacked down the binding.  (I forgot to take one after, oops)


Please excuse the terrible picture taken with my phone. 

This was made with 44  5-inch squares of low volume fabric as the background.
The stars are made from scraps; a 5-inch square and leftover triangles from other projects. 
It is bound with a grey and white dot.
Quick and fun.

I was also able to finish up a couple of quilt tops.

First up is my quilt top for the Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along over at Happy Quilting.

I got all of my blocks and rows sewn together, now to decide how to quilt it.  Any suggestions?


The colors turned out great together.  So springy, don't you think?  I just LOVE the green!!


And finally I finished up my delectable mountains quilt.  The fabrics are just so fun together.


This started with a few pieces from Urban Chicks that I just fell in love with.  Hello feathers! And the rest came from my stash.  Yay for stash busting!


This quilt makes me happy.  I have always been drawn to scrap quilts, so busy quilts like this that mix together fabrics from all over just make me smile.

Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by,
Tracy

13 comments:

  1. Tracy, your ICTQA top looks absolutely amazing!!! I totally agree, the colors look amazing and are so happy and springy!!!! What an awesome finish, and for the queen size, you put that together super fast!!! Way to go!!! I just love it!!! Can't wait to see how you quilt it. I am hoping to do a post tomorrow with some quilting ideas in it ;)

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    1. Great! I can't wait to see your ideas. :)

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  2. These are all lovely. I wish I could give you an idea about how to quilt your Irish Twist, but I'm always doing very simple quilting myself.

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  3. You have been busy and all such beautiful results. Good luck with the quilting.

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  4. Congrats on all the pretties! Everything looks great, your colour choices work beautifully. :)

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  5. All three are so beautiful!!!!! Hope you find enough inspiration. Love to come back to them quilted.
    Love from Amsterdam

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  6. Love the colors you chose for the Irish Chain. I'm a huge fan of green and the pink just set it off. Great work.

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  7. I love the low volume piece and well - all of them, really. Fun.

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  8. Wow, your Irish chain turned out beautiful! I really like the colours, especially on the green grass - I can feel Spring is in the air!

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  9. Love how bright and happy your Irish Chain Twist is. I'm having the same trouble deciding how to quilt it. Glad Melissa is going to post some ideas.

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  10. Well, you're a busy bee! I love your version of the Irish chain quilt, I should try one myself actually, since I am married to an Irish guy!

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  11. The joy of making these quilts is really visible! I really love the mountains quilts! It is gorgeous!!!
    The Irish chain is just lovely and peaceful.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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