Sunday, August 18, 2013

Another Orange Quilt Top


Last year my favorite quilt that I made was Fire in the Sky  It was put on our Etsy Store and while listed there generated 97 favorites and was put into 23 different treasury lists.  Originally when I made this quilt I had over made the blocks and had more then I needed in this quilt (4 blocks wide by 5 long).  I loved this quilt so much I even created a popular pattern that I sell on Craftsy to make your own.


So the original quilt had 20 blocks in it and I had 12 blocks left over and I had decided way back then that I would one day put those 12 together and make a baby sized quilt out of it.  A few weeks ago when we went though all the boxes and did a good clean of the sewing room I found the blocks and I put them on the desk in a pile so that I could make my other quilt.  I of course like a good husband let my wife know the plans.


Well a week ago or so I came home from work and Tanya was so pleased with herself and showed me the neat hot pad she had made out of my useless blocks (her words not mine).  If you read about the original post you will see the comments about how much she hated my orange blocks.  Well it seems that she is now trying to get rid of them one at a time.   Being the persistent husband I am I cant' let this go so, while she was at work on Friday night I made this.


Yes that hole in the middle is my hot pad.  Thanks Tanya.  Any way I still need to add a border around it and find me a back but in a few weeks (or months, my to quilt pile has 5 quilts one of which is a twin size to still quilt,) but you will see this again and yes it will end up on the Etsy Store to replace its older sibling that was snatched away from me.  (Yes Tanya its too late I made another one)



6 comments:

tubakk said...

Great quilt, and gret story. I love both.

Catskill Quilter said...

Richard, I loved the "back story" about this second orange quilt. I also love the quilt top!

Heather said...

Thanks so much for sharing this story. That unique blocks works very well and makes the quilt much more interesting that if you'd used all 12 blocks. Great going.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...
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Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Typing with the IPad can have its moments and it changed a word that I had typed. I wanted sewists. So I will leave it to your imagination what the IPad wanted it to be. So what I said in the original post the situations you encounter when two quilters live in the same household. Inspite of a missing block now a pot holder the orange quilt is wonderful!

Mike Pearson said...

Nice hot pad ... lol

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