9/12/10

New week, new quilt

So, this is the bed quilt 2010. I don't make one every year, but I love this pattern and as I got closer and closer to a finish as a leader/ender, I got more excited and finally had to take it on as a primary project and now I'm leader/ending a Linus quilt top as I work on this.
This is a Bonnie Hunter idea from her Leaders and Enders book; Happily Scrappily Irish. Add a border and 100 blocks should be perfect for a bed. I have two more of the 25 block squares to finish before I can call it over, but I've got 7 rows assembled now and can hardly wait to get it all together and start quilting. Something fun in the white blocks and diagonal lines in the small squares.
Take care and have a great weekend. Lane

9 comments:

Quiltluver said...

Wow, all that from scraps. Looks great!

quiltfool said...

I must confess that I had to pull from my stash for some of the large white blocks. But, all the colors are from scraps. L

Pokey said...

Love it!! This one on the back burner for me, but I have almost 500 completed 4 patch squares! It's neat to see another one completed. Yea for you!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Like Like Like!! You know, when I show this quilt at my lectures and break it down into 4 patches and explain that they can make it with INDIVIDUAL 2" squares some people's eyes glaze over as if to say "why not just strip piece it and be done quickly?" Because you have to use SOMETHING for a leader/ender project....and I hate strip piece-y things where the same thing is always next to the same other thing, and the random scrappiness of your quilt just makes me so happy, Lane! YEAH!

Have a great second half of your weekend :c)

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love, love, love it! Oh, and Bonnie Hunter just commented above me! Wow! OK, so back to my ooohhhing and aaahhhhing! That is SO beautiful! I'm working on something else as a leaders and enders, but when I'm done, I'm going to do a scrappy Irish Chain. I think that breaking something this big down into leaders and enders makes it more do-able than sitting and piecing forever. You've done a really beautiful job! Can't wait to see it quilted.

xo -E

What size are your squares?

lw said...

Gorgeous! And think how it will look with those deep red walls in your bedroom!

Coloradolady said...

I love this.....but I have to admit...I was one of those folks trying to figure out about the blocks with the glazed over eyes.....so glad she commented on that!! I want to make one of these....I guess I need her book!! Austin just about did me in....the TRAFFIC is unheard of!!! Have a great rest of your weekend!

Pauline said...

Georgous colors! I must admit I HAD to make one of these by Bonnies leader/ender method. And yes, it also became a primary focus. Worked out beautiful. Bonnie is quite a clever gal. I machine embroidered a red "flower like" thing in the center of the white blocks. I was very pleased at how it came out.
PK

Quilter said...

Lane, I seriously love the idea of a yearly bed quilt! Genius! Plus I love how you have scrappied-up the traditional Irish Chain pattern! Great job! Sam xoxxo