Saturday, July 18, 2015

From Mystery Bag to Finished Quilt Top

 In the process of cleaning out and organizing, I found this bag of fabric...

It appeared to be one of those partially finished projects, probably originally destined as a sample to hang in the quilt shop many years ago. I liked the colors and fabrics so I decided to investigate a little further.

The pattern looked like it needed twelve blocks to make the quilt. As often is the case when making a sample, I would cut it down and make it smaller. I found eight of these cute little star blocks already finished in the bag (and no matter how hard I try, there is always at least one thread still dangling in the picture!).

After looking at the cut pieces and reading the instructions, I thought this would be a fun one to finish up.

So I made eight blocks. And then I got ready to lay out the top. Um, how do you make a quilt top with just eight blocks? Apparently, I wasn't thinking things through when I originally cut this one down. At first, I thought I would make a really small top with six blocks and have two bonus blocks for pillows. But it was just too small. I looked at the scrap pile from the bag and found this beauty. 

This is one of my all time favorite fabrics. I love modern bird prints. And teal and brown are quite a yummy combination. So I made one more block. Nine blocks makes a much more reasonable quilt top.

It is 37" square and ready to be finished. 

 This quilt top is available for sale here.

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