Saturday, June 16, 2012

Catch as Catch Can Quilt Top finished! Whoop!


I need to try things like this more often.  I finished this last night (Friday) and didn't get a chance to take a picture until now...

I randomly chose fabric from my stash, some of which I had when I first started (bought from Ebay), and others I have collected, most of which started out as 1/2 yard and under.  I watched the color, but mainly just grabbed from my shelves. 

The size is 54" x 60" with finished 2" & 3" borders.  The blocks are 6" square, 7x8 rows, with the piano keys the same size as the ones in the squares.

I sewed the piano keys as leaders and enders, while I was putting the rows together.  

The original pattern was a wall hanging in the magazine Small Quilts, Summer 2010, called Bloomin' 30s.  I tweeked it a little and used EQ6 to determine the necessary measurements and layout.

This will be handquilted and given to my niece, who is 3 now...She may be 5 before I get it to her....

I am linking to Sarah's blog to Whoop it up with the other achievers..Come on over and check them out, too.

10 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

OOOHHH - I like this one! Scrappy and fun and of course, the piano key - ya gotta love it!!

Teresa F. said...

Wonderful. I love it. The piano border is fantastic. Well done!!!

Sarah Craig said...

Awesome colors! What a great quilt! Whoop whoop!!

Sue Daurio said...

I love a scrappy quilt especially with a pieced border. Just love it!!

Kat said...

I've never tried a piano key border, but what a great addition to a scrappy quilt. So pretty!

Snoodles said...

Wow, that is wonderful! Scrappy quilts are the best. :) I love how the piano key border turned out! Great job!

KatieQ said...

The piano key borders look great with this quilt. I love how all of the fabrics work together.

tink's mom said...

Love the scrapyness of this top and it was a great idea doing the border as leaders and enders.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Five is a great age to get a quilt. They appreciate it so much more than at 3. :) blessings, marlene

Sue B said...

lovely and fresh