Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 93

Thread: That...became...this...

  1. #1
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500

    That...became...this...

    On April 26, 2011, I asked some of you what I could do with a roll of pink floral that I had received in this thread. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...o-t119109.html

    Many of you gave some suggestions. I decided to start with a rail fence.

    I just finished the binding on the top I made last year. I FMQed it a couple of weeks ago (still a newbie there).
    Attached Images Attached Images


  2. #2
    Member NanaBass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    56
    This is very pretty, I like the way the dark fabric makes the pinks pop! Nice job!

  3. #3
    Super Member Peggy Jeanne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Southern Indiana
    Posts
    2,365
    You did a wonderful job. Your quilt is very pretty!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    525
    Very pretty, nicely done!

  5. #5
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500
    What I failed to realize until I actually used it is was that it wasn't a regular width. I ended up trimming it which was quite tedious. At some places it was a full 2.5" wide and others, a very scant 2 1/4".

  6. #6
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500
    Also, I pretty much need to work from my stash since fabric is kind of hard to come by, so that's why I used such a variety of fabrics for this.

  7. #7
    Super Member DebbE's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,615
    You did exactly what our ancestors did - they had very little fabric and had to 'make do'. You turned out a treasure with your creativity. Great job! Love the color combination - I never would have thought of using those colors together but you made it all come together with the green making the pinks pop. Love it!

  8. #8
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    49,428
    Blog Entries
    53
    you did a terrific job! it's a beautiful quilt.
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

  9. #9
    Junior Member homebody323's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    296
    Blog Entries
    5
    very nice - was that roll fabric a polished cotton. Reminds me of yardage i bought over 20 years ago. I still love it!
    I've been using my scrap fabric, not because fabric is hard to come by but because i have so much left overs I am determined to use, not waste. Check out Bonnie Hunters web site - scrap quilts is her speciality. I just love her, her personality, her work. I was lucky enough to spend time with her when she came to speak at our guild a few years ago. Her ideas are wonderful.
    Sally Dolin
    Rock Island, IL

  10. #10
    Super Member GramaLaura's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Georgetown TX
    Posts
    4,376
    Beautiful quilt!!!! I love all of the borders........you are very talented!
    Grama Laura

  11. #11
    Super Member nygal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    5,646
    It looks great!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

  12. #12
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500
    Quote Originally Posted by homebody323 View Post
    very nice - was that roll fabric a polished cotton. Reminds me of yardage i bought over 20 years ago. I still love it!
    yes it was, but I found out that it wasn't all cotton when I went to press it. Pretty yes, but not easy to work with, but am determined to use it up. I have another set of Rail fence strips sewn together but since the pattern is pretty boring, haven't started putting them together! Someday when I'm kind of in a totally not inspired mood, I'll put them together....

  13. #13
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500
    I also had to make so many borders because I kind of ran out of green which determined that I couldn't continue with the rail fence pattern (I did have a lot more of the roll). So, since it was small, and I wanted a bed size quilt, I just kept adding borders, using colors within the floral strip itself.

  14. #14
    Super Member chips88's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    kershaw,south carolina
    Posts
    1,149
    beautiful quilt . love the color combo and the borders.

  15. #15
    Super Member laurafet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    2,055
    Wow! that is sooo pretty. I bet the person that sold it to you is envious! Great job!

  16. #16
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    9,264
    Nicely done.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  17. #17
    Junior Member freemo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Muscatine, Iowa
    Posts
    131
    Beautiful quilt and a great way to use that beautiful fabric!

  18. #18
    Super Member watson's mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Lakeshore, Ont. Canada
    Posts
    2,711
    I LOVE your quilt and your creativity. I have 2 yards of fabric that I want to use as an accent in a quilt and had no idea what to do. I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your idea. it is perfect for the amount of fabric that I have. Thank you for sharing.

  19. #19
    Power Poster mighty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Upland CA
    Posts
    18,356
    Beautiful you did a great job!!!!

  20. #20
    Power Poster Diane007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Ontario
    Posts
    12,491
    Blog Entries
    1
    Yes nicely done...

  21. #21
    Super Member tucsonquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    1,086
    Whoa! That is creative. Took something not so pretty and made an awesome quilt out of it.

  22. #22
    Super Member justflyingin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Jozefow, Poland
    Posts
    4,500
    Quote Originally Posted by laurafet View Post
    Wow! that is sooo pretty. I bet the person that sold it to you is envious! Great job!
    Actually someone gave it to me to use (to bring back to Poland). So I am using it.

    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom
    I LOVE your quilt and your creativity. I have 2 yards of fabric that I want to use as an accent in a quilt and had no idea what to do. I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your idea. it is perfect for the amount of fabric that I have. Thank you for sharing.
    I am really good at copying. I have no copyright on anything I use--I surf the 'net all the time for ideas and save them in a folder called "quilt ideas".

  23. #23
    Super Member ScrapQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,112
    nice job..............

  24. #24
    Super Member jojosnana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Farmington Hills, Michigan
    Posts
    5,648
    You did a great job!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

  25. #25
    Power Poster feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    10,455
    I love what you did with this. I especially like how you inserted it in the border the way you did.

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.