Thursday, October 22, 2015

Country Roads Quilt-a-Long

If you haven't seen it yet, Lori at Humble Quilts has been hosting another of her fabulous little quilt-a-longs, and the linky party is now up and open for another few days if you want to join in!

Lori announced this quilt-a-long while we were vacationing in Oregon, so I've gotten a very late start. I did get a start though, finding the super cheddar fabric that grounds my little entry, plus a couple of blue fat quarters that were quickly turned into some of the blocks.  I dug deep in my stash the other day to find the remaining fabrics, there are at least three fabrics that first appeared in my son's college quilt, begun well over twenty years ago!   Here's my completed flimsy.

I haven't used a lot of cheddar in the past, but oh-my-gosh, how I love this one!  The actual color is deeper than what I'm seeing on my monitor, but my camera wants to read it as yellow rather than cheddar.  I especially like it combined with the black-cheddar print I found in my fat quarter stash.

I'm planning to hand quilt this, and know it won't be completed until well after the linky party closes so I'll just enter this as a completed top.  With the borders this top finished at 26 1/4 inches.  Still pondering a backing fabric, looks like I'll be digging deep in the stash yet again.

This was such a delight to make, a fun change of pace between all the bed-size quilts I've been working on of late.  Thanks Lori for hosting yet another fabulous quilt-a-long!

10 comments:

  1. Very good. I do like that cheddar with your blocks. It has a homey feel to it. Love it!

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  2. Your mini quilt is so cute Pat !! I really love the cheddar you used !!
    Have you an idea about the quilting ??

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  3. Really eye-catching! Love the way you have balanced the dark and light red blocks, and that little black border sets it off so well.
    Nice job--great cheddar! : )

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  4. Wonderful finish! I love how you added the borders. I had to do that too. But I especially like how you used the same cheddar for the blocks and the border. It ties it all together so well. I hope to finish mine today.

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  5. Love it! The black inner border really sets it off nicely.

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  6. That is beautiful. I LOVE the colors in yours.

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  7. I really like that dark border with the addition of more cheddar!! I try to keep like the original but see so many fun versions that I wished I would have done! Thanks for sewing along!!

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  8. What a beautiful quilt. Great fabric choices. The black inner border is very creative :)

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  9. Now that is one gorgeous quilt! I love the cheddar you chose. Well done! (And I can't wait to see it quilted!)

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