Friday, March 23, 2012

Julie's Mercy Quilt is a flimsy!  This quilt went together so easily. I wish I had Julie's knack for putting contemporary fabrics together. Each individual block is a little work of art.

Julie sent pretty much of the border fabric, probably almost enough for a back; I'll  add some muslin and, viola! Julie sent enough of the putty-color alphabet fabric that I can make the binding. After my next trip to Burkholders where I'll pick up the batt, I'll decide whether to tie it or pay Mary Ellen to machine it.

Blogless Kathy B sent me blocks and backing for two quilts; I'm thinking I'll try to start one of them next. I've cut about a half bazillion Dresden Plate blades and have been stitching their ends as a leader-ender.

I foresee a most satisfying Spring Break!

Cross Country Quilters is ready to go home to its new owner, so if Lynda H-O will email me her mailing address, I'll send it off on Monday afternoon! The book is a library discard and has obviously been read by many a quilter. Some of the pages are loose and the binding is weak, but every bit of the story is intact. Come on, Lynda, let me hear from you!

5 comments:

Salem Stitcher said...

Love that quilt! You are inspiring me to get things done!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Wow, how cool. Sent addy to your email.

thanks a million.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Yes - that border print was the original plan for a back. I really like the way this came together.

Funny your comment about me and modern fabrics - I rarely, if ever, work with those (that layer cake as a serious lapse / impulse purchase).

Janet O. said...

I had thought this was a diagonal strippy quilt when you first shared it. When you mentioned blocks in this post I had to look carefully to realize my error. It looks great!

Susan said...

I really like that. The blocks would be so easy to make, I think. I may have to try one!