Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Re-thinking this...

Remember the Bullseye UFO quilt that I am trying to finish up? I was originally going to sash and cornerstone them...then I thought, I would really love to make a bigger, bed sized quilt out of these blocks. I made some quarter square triangle blocks, and just went to town!! Pretty scrappy, and all out of the stash.

Speaking of stash, I used to just sort all my fabrics into colors. Batics, reproductions, whatever, they all were sorted into colors and used that way. I have since refined the sorting into categories, and now strip sizes, but still go to the sorted stash of miscellaneous colors to use for my scrappy quilts. I have really made a dent in using that stash too!!
The corners...tada! I am so glad this will be big enough to use on the bed. Whoohoo!!



Thank you to everyone who entered the drawing for yesterday, I really appreciate you sharing your plans and reading my little blog!!!



Have a super great day!

Julie

30 comments:

Monica said...

Perfect! The quarter-square triangle blocks are the perfect accompaniment to the bullseyes.

Amy said...

Julie,
I love this! I think the layout really shows off the bullseye blocks. Hurray for using the stash!

Loris said...

Great idea to add the QST blocks. This looks wonderful! Nice idea to add for organization ideas. My "system" has not really developed yet but it's getting there.

Janet O. said...

I think this is so smart! The QSTs echo the quarter cuts on the bullseye blocks, but the square shape adds visual interest to the overall design. I am constantly inspired by your great scrap quilts, Julie. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh gosh, I just LOVE it!

Debi said...

I love it, so bright and beautiful, great job.

regan said...

Oooooh, I'm loving this quilt! Those qst's are perfect against those circles....there is so much movement! And your border is perfect....LOVE IT!

I love hearing how people have organized their stash....I've been doing Bonnie Hunter's method for the last year.....and I find I can accomplish SO MUCH MORE now! I used to waste so much time trying to find what I knew I had.....now it's right there! What a difference in being able to start something new.....no wasted time.....just get sewing! Yay!

Angie said...

It is PERFECT!!

Quilt Hollow said...

I love the QST....make do I say! Looks absolutely bright and fun!!

Rosa said...

Wow,gorgeous!!

Texan said...

Well you have done it again! I love it!

Merilyn said...

What a great idea to make these blocks go further and getting a bigger quilt out them!!! Love the result!!!

Charm About You said...

Looks brilliant! What a hard worker you are ;)
My system consists of two plastic bags!! May need to get more organised the more I make.
Lucy x
http://charmaboutyou.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I like that so much! It is one of the best bullseye quilts I've seen!!

Shari said...

Oh I do like this! Perfect design balance and colours... and now you can sleep under it!

Hope the DH is not driving you crazy!

Marilyn Robertson said...

I'm thinking this is a wonderful quilt!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Looks great. Good idea you had.

Anne Heidi said...

It looks great! I liked it when you showed the blocks earlier as well- but now it looks amazing, well done!

Pattypiecer said...

Very nice, love it... also love that you are using up scraps.

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Nicky said...

Love it - but then I always do Julie ...

Stephanie D. said...

What a bright, pretty quilt for a bed! It'll brighten up gray wintery days just perfectly.

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE your redesigned quilt! Sometimes quilts need time to tell us what they really need to be. Great job :)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's BEAUTIFUL, I don't give a whole bunch of sorting preference to my scraps, the more variety the better; I like it that way; and I just LOVE your Bull's Eye quilt top!!

anne bebbington said...

I really liked the bullseyes with the sashing and cornerstones but I think the QSTs are even better - they really make this quilt sing - gorgeous!!!

Lois Arnold said...

Yes, yes, yes! The quarter square triangles are perfect! You've been a busy lady! I, too, have a decade or more old triangle quilt as a UFO. All the blocks are hand sewn, it's just a matter of setting it together. I maybe will, someday be a quilt -- probably! LOL

Deanna said...

The new layout is PERFECT! I really love what you have done and the contrast between shapes makes the quilt interesting to look at.

tpott said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors, I'd love it on my bed. Great job!!! ;->

quiltingnana said...

I love the way you put the blocks between your bulls eyes....

Teresa said...

The quilt is looking great and like the way you did the border.