Thursday, 29 August 2013

A Friday finish and a sneak preview!

50 by 60 inches
machine pieced and machine quilted
with blocks from
15 Minutes Play Quilt Bee members
I'd like to share a quilt that I began two years ago.
From Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2011, I was part of Victoria's 15 minute play bee.
Each month a player set a challenge in made fabric and we sent her blocks.
I had the last month and asked for 6 by 12 (or longer) blocks
moving from orange to blue in a made fabric fashion.
You can see the guidelines here.
They sat on my wall for a long time.
In the meantime, I worked on my freemotion skills.
I finally set them together without any sashing,
and machine quilted it.

I named it "Transitions" because of the transition from orange to blue in the blocks,
and because I intended this to be a quilt to give away.
I find I often give quilts to people at a transitional time in their lives.
The new owner of the quilt
recently painted her bedroom lime green, with splashes of yellow, and
decorated it with blue furniture.
So it seems Transitions has found exactly the right home,
two years after I chose the colours!

Here's another shot on my lawn, with Victoria's book open
to two of the other quilts made by bee members.
Thanks to my fellow bee members for their contributions:
Victoria, Margaret, LeeAnn, Glenda, Sujata, Shelly,
Charlotte, Mary, Helen, Beth, and Lynn.

Here's the back, with the lime green print that I had originally intended as sashing,
with wonky log cabin blocks inset.
I also had another finish this week,
but it's waiting for the big reveal.
The intended owner is still gestating,
but any day now!
I'm linking up with Amanda and Sarah and Pippa.


Helen in the UK said...

Love it :)

Diane said...

What a great quilt! Turned out beautifully!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I loved this one when you were gathering . . . and I really love how it all came together!

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful finish!!! The blocks came together beautifully! The back is just as lovely.

a maidenhair fern said...

I love this quilt. very intriguing.

Renee said...

What a fun quilt! Love all those crazy angles and fabrics, and how the layout helps relax the eyes.

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Great colours and you've put it together so well. Such a lovely idea to give people quilts during transitional times :)

Pippa Parsons said...

what a fab quilt, love the colours, thanks for linking up

Betty said...

I love this quilt!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Ooh, I love the colour flow in your quilt. Fabulous!

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay, beautiful quilt!

hope4today said...

Love the color and movement in this quilt. Adding the word transitions makes it come alive even more! Heidi

Terri said...

Love the colorway, and that it was made by friends. Such a beautiful quilt.

Cher said...

didn't that work out perfectly! late to reading blogs...but it's been that kind of everything about this quilt.

Christina said...

Wow! It's stunning!

Heidi said...

love this quilt !
And so lovely from you to give it away !!

Rapunzellen's quilt blog said...

What a lovely quilt and what lovely colours. It gets me even more motivated to do "15 minutes of play", too.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

It is just gorgeous, Brenda! What s wonderful gift for your friend!

Accroquilt said...

I like the colors. Nice work! Have a nice week!

Kim said...

Such a joyously colourful quilt!! It would certainly add a ray of sunshine wherever it sits!!

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Canadian Abroad said...

Love, love, love this!

Carmiña said...

Love the colors

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