Monday, January 23, 2017

Love my little Calendar Girl

It might be progress, or it might be procrastination because I'm supposed to be quilting instead of piecing, but another UFO quilt top is nearly finished.

This one was started in 2011 and you've seen a number of progress reports over the years. Finally, the last four rows are finished and the main part of the quilt top is complete.

There was one last-minute glitch.  The bottom six rows were together, and the top six as well.  Then when I went to put the two halves together...the top was a whole inch too short! Out came the seam ripper and some of the end spacer strips were made wider to get it all worked out.  Lesson:  measure each individual row to make sure it's the right length, don't just presume the measurements all worked out. LOL

Borders might take some thinking.   It only measures 73 x 84, so too small for our queen size bed without a couple border strips. It's pretty busy so a solid or tone on tone might be best.  Maybe just a 3-inch black border and use it on the full size bed in the guest room.  What do you think?

There have been a few requests for patterns. Here's the best I can do for now.   The whole quilt was inspired by the 2011 McHarbors Quilt by Lyn Brown.  January: Snowflake Stars, March: Slanted Shamrocks, April: Baskets and Bunnies part 2, May: Parade of Posies, July: Flying Flags, August: Regatta, September: Windblown Leaves and November: Dresden Turkeys are all  designed by Lyn Brown .  I used a stripe fabric to make Easter Eggs and applique'd them down instead of the bunnies that Lyn had.  I needed something quicker and with a simpler shape.  Now I can only find the basket on her blog.  If you want any of the patterns perhaps you could contact Lyn through her blog or Etsy shop and she might be able to help you.  I printed the PDF files at the time, but to send one to you without Lyn's permission would be a copyright violation.  Sorry.

December Gifts are from 2014 Thimblemouse Designs by Lynn Z Provencher and were part of the Country Crossroads Quilt Shop, Orange Park, FL Row by Row Experience that year.  June Sweet Summertyme are also from 2014 Row By Row Experience designed by Roseann Meehan Kermes for Rosebud's Cottage, White Bear Lake, MN.  I bought one kit and used scraps from my stash to make additional blocks as needed.  I can't find links to either of those patterns anymore.

February Hearts are from Quiltmaker's Bitty Love Hearts, but I doubled them in size.
October Pumpkins are  from Sherri K. Falls at This & That.  They are from her Mystery Monday #6, and I reduced the size by half.

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