Tuesday, June 30, 2009

SKD?

More than a year ago, I won a giveaway that Mrs. Schmenkman was having. It was a collection of absolutely delicious FQs, and I fondled them for a good long time before cutting into them to make a quilt for Sherry to give to her friend Adam for his new daughter. I loved the way the pinks and greens got along with each other, and I liked them on the white background. I had a fair amount of fabric left over, and since Sherry had liked the baby quilt so much, I thought that someday I'd do something for her with the pink fabric.

Then a couple of months ago Amanda Jean (thank you, Liz, for jogging my failing memory!) was motivating people to start a nine-patch quilt with white sashing. Her sample was enticing -- it was so crisp and clean. I couldn't resist. I plunged into making organized nine-patches out of the Schmenkman left-overs. I tried setting them with a narrow lattice the way Amanda Jean did, but there was so much going on in the blocks that Joe and I both felt that they needed some space! I tried a lattice 2/3 the width of the block and found that to be just right. I had four blocks more than I needed, so I made a 6" border and put them in the corners. They don't show up well on this picture, but I think you prolly get the idea.

So, it is a finish! A nameless finish, but a finish nonetheless. Dare we continue to call it Mrs. Schmenkman's left-overs? I think not. How about Strawberry Kiwi Daiquiri? I could live with that. Could drink one, too, it's humid Near Philadelphia!

12 comments:

LizA. said...

Mmmm, what a yummy looking quilt. And the name really does fit it perfectly. The 4 corner blocks are just perfect. Now I think I know what I'll do with a pack of fq's I have sitting here....

lesthook said...

Whatever you call it,it is lovely! But I do like that name!

Salem Stitcher said...

I love it...the quilt and a strawberry kiwi daiquiri!

Gretchen said...

I love it! It is so crisp and sparkly looking. The name is perfect and now I want one too.

anne bebbington said...

I like this even better than the original with coloured cornerstones - I've seen a few quilts around blogland where the coloured parts float in a sea of white - they all look crisp, clean and very much spring/summer fare. Think the name is perfect :o)

Suzan said...

So "summery" and crisp and what a great name!!

*karendianne. said...

Oh Nancy, what a GREAT QUILT. I love how you pulled this together. I really like that use of the four corner blocks in the border. Clever you are!

Lorraine said...

Perfect name for this quilt.....it is cool and refreshing looking...NICE!! well done...hope you are enjoying your shorter work hours...!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I'll drink to that! It's stunning~ crisp and clean, cool and soothing.

graceamazes said...

Love the name -- Pour me one while you're at it!

Word verification "abder" -- what Daisy Mae calls her hubby when she has a head cold.

peggy said...

That's a perfect name for your quilt Nancy....I love the look of the pink and green on the stark white!!!
Peggy

Little Mysteries said...

Love those colors. It all works really well. The name is great, suits it well.