Friday, January 14, 2011

Pieces and parts,...part two!!

HI all!! Can you stand just one more picture of this quilt?? Most of you will recognize the blocks from Bonnie's Quiltville mystery from this holiday season...but I set them differently, and did a different border too...the original border was all on point and bias, and I am too stretchy a kind of gal!! So, I made this one...and really like it!! I would really like to thank Bonnie, for stretching my wings a bit, and coaxing us ever so gently into making a brown, and red, and pink, and green quilt!! I really love it...it grows on me, and I have left it out all day to admire all the colors. This kind of reminds me of Prickly Pear Cactus, so that is the name of my quilt.
The border...you will see is the leftover pieces and parts from the original border, plus extra parts I made too...it was such fun piecing!!!



Now, down to the business of the year!! I am supposed to be working on UFO's.. but Bonnie's quilt is the first one I wanted to finish. I am supposed to finish number 6...this is a snowball and nine patch quilt on my list. Funny thing is, I have no memory of these fabrics whatsoever or cutting this out...now this was not so long ago!! That memory thing kind of scares me...but it also means I learn new things every day...LOL!!! I think the memory thing will get better when the thyroid is fixed. Anyway, I dragged the number 6 UFO box out and laid it out, and discovered that all the blocks are made, and I just have to sew them together. This will be a donation quilt, which is double good for me...a UFO conquered and a giving too...


Have a great day!!


Julie

42 comments:

Amelia said...

Lots of half square triangles...did you count how many cut pieces...you should and post it in your quilt memory book.

I like the name of Prickly Pear Cactus...I agree it looks like the needles.

Have a great weekend!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on getting your mystery top all sewn together! I like the name you've given to the quilt!
I'm still putzing along on my blocks :)
Can't wait to see your #6 UFO!

Michelle May said...

That quilt is just stunning! I worn out just thinking about cutting all those pieces!
Beautiful job!
xx, shell

Libby said...

Oh! It really is beautiful! You did an awesome job! Now, pat yourself on the back!! btw..If I had finished that many little pieces, I would leave it out too!

Nancy said...

You are too productive to have UFOs!

Yes, the memory will return once the thyroid is managed. Before medication, I thought I was losing my mind. (I guess, I nearly did)

Love your Prickly Pear

Lori said...

I like the quilt SO much! it is great Julie!! Now, on to the UFO's;)

DebbieM said...

I really loved the colors of you Prickly Pear Cactus Quilt. What a perfect name to boot! Love it!!

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, beautiful quilt Prickly Pear Cactus....alot of work...and hope all works well with the thyroid...Hugs Lyn

Karen said...

Great job, this quilt has such a vibrancy to it. Can't wait to start on mine :).

Yvette said...

That's awesome! I love how you didn't have to make all those string blocks too!

Vicki W said...

It's looking great! I do't think I could do one of her patterns...too many pieces!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love your quilt! Have a happy weekend!

9patchnurse said...

Gorgeous! That turned out beautifully! I love it.

Gypsy Quilter said...

It's stupendous! The border choice is just perfect.

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks fantastic! So much piecing, I bet you are very proud of your efforts.

Michelle said...

Congratulations on finishing your quilt top. It looks amazing and you did a great job coming up with the layout.

A Garden of Threads said...

Congratulations on finishing #6 on the UFO list. I love the pattern and colors of the quilt, the border is the perfect.

regan said...

Love the border you put on....it suits it perfectly! Beautiful job.

scraphappy said...

What a fabulous version of RRCB. Even though it looks so different, it is fun to see the same subunits in there.

AMKreations said...

Wow, it's beautiful, you did an amazing job! and I love the colors too...very nice layout of the blocks and the border is amazing!

KaHolly said...

Oh, yeah, I know all about that memory thing!! It IS kind of scary sometimes. Your quilt came out wonderful! It's been fun watching it grow. ~karen

Linda said...

Looks beautiful! I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at pics of that quilt. I really like your version!

WoolenSails said...

I just love this quilt and really love how you did the border. Beautiful work and wonderful quilt.

Debbie

Sharon said...

LOVE IT! That's the beauty of quilting, there really aren't any police saying you have to do someone only one way. Fabulous job on this. and yes, the memory will kick back in, slowly, but it will happen. That thyroid is a very weird deal.

Ruthie said...

I love, love, love it!

Helen in the UK said...

I must first admit that red is my fav colour. Then say that when I saw your quilt it made me catch my breath and say WOW outloud!! This is STUNNING!! Congrats on coming up with this fabulous alternative layout :)

May Kristin said...

Your quilt-top is beautiful!
Look forward to see your ufo done!
Have a fun week-end!

Barb said...

OMG I didn't know how you could have made it better - but you did
what a happy quilt

Caryl W said...

WOW...this quilt is soooo gorgeous!! And I love the name you picked!!

Jeanne said...

Julie, it is fabulous! I just love it. Congratulations on a great finish.

Rose Marie said...

Wonderful ... love your version of RRCB!

Texan said...

ewwwww pretty pretty... this is just lovely girly!!!

MARCIE said...

Good for you for conquering those UFSs. You are so organized! Your quilt turned out magnificent! Great border. I just finished a quilt today using that border.

Shari said...

I prefer your setting to Bonnie's! What a lovely quilt! Hope your thyroid is sorted out soon!

Cindy said...

Love the quilt! It looks amazing and what a clever name!

Shasta said...

This is gorgeous! What size did it turn out?

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Julie - it is a STUNNER! Brilliant - thanks for showing us all your beauty!

Debi said...

This quilt is beautiful Julie great job. How wonderful to get UFO's finished.

4dreamsr said...

Great variation on Bonnie's mystery. It's so colorful! Good name!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! It is wonderful!!!!

Stina said...

LOVE your version.. yummy!! :o)

bingo~bonnie said...

great name and great quilt! I didn't do the mystery but have enjoyed following along and seeing everyone's progress. My favorites are the ones that the quilters tweeked a little to make their own :) Yours is beautiful!!

Love from Texas! ~bonnie