Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Orphan block, swap squares and Laura's BD quilt

I am the Hostess for a swap on my Yahoo Group Postagestamp swappers. Being a bit OCD, I love cutting 50 different fabrics into 25 sets. "Yes", I say to myself. "Love the stacks and counting!"
My Orphan block from the two Carolina Christmas quilts asked to be a small quilt all by itself instead of being in my daughter Laura's birthday quilt. So I listened to the fabric. I also used the leftovers of the backing from the two CC quilts. So, this little topper is totally an orphan medley. I have always loved the little "flanges" of color I have seen in magazines. I tried the technique myself for the first time and love the effect. The hot pink is a leopard spot print. The black border is a black Fat Cat print.

This quilt will be only 36" square. It will be a kitty quilt. Yes, I know, a lot of work for a kitty quilt but they love them so, I get to keep them and that protects my "real" quilts. Do you see MaggieMae in the background watching the birds?

I love that hot pink flange!
And here is Laura's birthday quilt. Her BD is not until May so I can still plan on a fancy border for this quilt. She just bought her first home and will have a new bed. So it needs to be bigger of course.
The pattern can be found in the book called "Loose Change". The quilt in the book is called "Jamie's Quilt".

6 comments:

Bonnie K Hunter said...

Love the kitty quilt, AND your Carolina -not- Christmas!! :cD Awesome color choices!

So fun to talk to you yesterday Subee! Thanks for calling in and not leaving me with no callers..*LOL*

BOnnie

Paula said...

Great pics!!! I love the black and white. And, the pink is an adorable touch of color!

Teri said...

Quit with that loose change pattern!! I already had to buy the ruler you used recently. This is the second time you have tempted me to buy a new book. The quilt is lovely.

angela said...

Oh my! The black and white is striking. And that hot pink flange is wonderful.
Just perfect. you have a great eye for colour.
I have used a flange on my quilt. As soon as my room is finished I will continue work and post pics soon.
Hopefully carpet will go in this week. over a month late!

Connie said...

Your black and white quilt is sure pretty and so is kitty kitty. HAPPY SEWING!

Quilter Kathy said...

I heard you on the radio with Bonnie today...very fun!
You're famous!