Saturday, January 24, 2009

A crayon box!

Yay! I was able to get the top completed today, despite a hiccup of needing to go to the Urgent Care on Friday night for another ear infection... or rather, the one from the holidays never fully healed. But this time I got some good drugs! ;) Stronger dosage of antibiotics and different drops than what I had before. Oh, and strict instructions not to wear my hearing aid for week; it's very likely my hearing aid preventing me from healing as I should.

Anybody wanting to make this quilt can get the instructions from Bonnie's site. I figured I'd just toss in a few photos of my progress. :)

It's really easy, lots of straight sewing. I did press after sewing a piece onto the main body. Sew on one side, press, sew on the other side, press and so on.

Such fun colors! Who could be sad with this fabric?

Not me! Plus, the only time my ear was actually hurting was when the hearing aid was in. With it off, I can't feel any pain and wouldn't know that I have an infection.

Once you get all the pieces cut, this whips up pretty fast. I love how there's no more sub-cutting needed.

My goal was to make sure there were no repeats in one single block.

When I was sewing on the last sides (the 6.5" pieces) I had to lay out the blocks and figure what colors the block didn't have yet.

Kinda looks like a funky artwork quilt. Something that you might see from Melody Johnson perhaps. :)

Ooh, almost finished with the blocks!

I'm just grateful this quilt isn't on-point. On-point sure looks nice, but all the side triangles can be quite maddening.

The top in it's bright glory. ;)

You know how photos help you take a step back and look at things differently? Yeah... I could only see the turned block when I was cropping this picture. Since it's smack dab in the middle, there's no way I'm gonna take it out and redo it! :P And hey, isn't that what a real crayon box is like? A jumbled mess with no sense of order? :)

I actually cut out enough fabric for two 20-block sized quilts. The other half is going to a friend who I've been pushing... I mean, encouraging her to quilt. ;) Both quilt tops will tally up to 7.5 yards outta my stash. I need that space too, for that monster sized batting! :D



Vicki W said...

Oh, what a great quilt! Now I know what to do with my hand-dyed scraps as I gather them.

Suzanne Earley said...

that is turning out wonderfully! yum!

Lori in South Dakota said...

hope your ear infection clears up fast. And who but you will notice one block is turned. Quilters worry about things 99.9% the rest of the world will never notice

ruthieredneck said...

Wow! That is gorgeous. It's not bright at all! LOL. Beautiful!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is so neat and so very cheerful. I mentioned your blog on my post today on my blog, as I did a tutorial on how to cut fabric. If you have time pop by and let me know if I made any mistakes, thanks


holly said...

What a pretty quilt. Job well done. I love all the colors. Very cheerful.

Quilt Nut said...

i love it!

Howdy said...

Pretty Pretty Quilt!
Um and I'm guilty of unsewing a block out of the middle of a quilt and putting a different one back in... sad I know. Well - while I'm confessing... I also made another whole row of blocks just so I could make some colors work right the way I had sewn them all together... but it was good because as it is the quilt is just barely big enough anyway so it would have been way too small without the extra row. LOL