Friday, July 04, 2014

Ninety Degrees: A Flimsy

It's too big to fit on my design wall!

Nonetheless, here's Ninety Degrees in the Shade, completed on a day when it was more than ninety degrees in the shade, Near Philadelphia.

It started as a leader-ender project and, as so often is the case, it insisted on being a "real" project.

You can click on it to see it more closely.

It has no designated recipient at present, so it will remain a flimsy. At some point, I will know that it is the perfect quilt for someone.

I have decided to phase out my Civil War stash, and that thought is what got me started on this project. It has made a dent in said stash. I took the left-over fabrics from this project and cut them into strips; I have begun making string blocks -- one of my summer goals is to make four lap quilts to give to the VA for wheelchair patients. So, with any luck, this first one will be finished within the week.


13 comments:

Pat said...

Cheddah!!! Handsome flimsy, even though I know you've kinda grown out of the CWs. I, too, have cut most of my CW stash into strips. They just don't do it for me any more either, but as strings they can be useful.

Amy said...

Amazing flimsy. It is perfect for Autumn, particularly an Indian Summer.

Barbara Anne said...

Love it! This quilt says late summer, early autumn, Amber Waves to me. You're right, it will be perfect for someone, some time and you'll be so glad this flimsy is ready and waiting.

My Nancy Drew quilt has a Chinese Coin or Piano Keys outer border, too. I'd never had such a busy outer border on any quilt before but decided the ND quilt just could NOT get any larger.

Have fun on the string pieced quilt and have a happy 4th of July!

Hugs!

LizA. said...

Amber waves -- most definitely. It does remind me of all of the dry land wheat they grow out here. Which, in fact, is getting ready to be harvested. Since we get so little rain, this is a special wheat that is mainly sold to Asia. Love the piano key border.

Ray said...

You are a piecing machine. I think the quilt could be perfect for a man. It's lovely!

Janet O. said...

Really like it, Nancy! Course, I still really like that old CW stuff! : )

Susan said...

Gorgeous quilt! It says "autumn" to me, too.

Thelma said...

That is amazing, love it! Good luck phasing out your Civil War stash, mine is languishing in storage bins. But I love your plan. Best wishes for a fun 4th of July weekend.

AnnieO said...

Leader Enders can be bossy! This looks wonderful. I still love CW and need to cut a bunch of pieces for my own leader ender! Hope you're staying cool.

Quiltdivajulie said...

My L-E projects always end up center stage! Congrats on the decision to phase out one portion of your stash -- and happy stitching as you use the last bits to make those comfort quilts.

cityquilter grace said...

it's beautiful....lucky whoever!

Laura said...

I'm usually not a huge fan of civil war fabrics (just not my thing), but I REALLY like this quilt. I think the colors look great together, and the quilt is just beautiful.

Kathy Bryson said...

I LOVE this!!!! I would never have thought to put gray and gold together. I am just learning to use gray I guess.