A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 302,122
Currently Running With Scissors:
417 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Garden Fence Quilt Block Swap Quilt  (Read 726 times)
Tags for this thread: quilt  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: December 01, 2014 08:29:05 PM »

This is a queen sized quilt I put together from the blocks I received from rounds 3 and 4 of the quilt block swap. As you can see I had some beautiful blocks to work with.  My partners did a great job of coordinating color and I received a large number of fussy cut centers, which I was a wonderful surprise Cheesy.

 This is by far the largest quilt I have made and it is far from perfect.  My sewing machine had too be replaced half way through the quilting process  Undecided, so it has taken a long time to put together, but it is finally done!  These pictures are kind of dark, but in real life it is s big and bright and I am very happy with it Grin

The quilt. As you can see it covers my whole bed (It was kind of dark when I took these pictures, it is a bit more vibrant in person).

I got some "extra" blocks that I incorporated into the back of the quilt. Then I decided to to add some extra fabric squares when I realized I did not quite have enough backing fabric Tongue 

I was rather excited about the mix of colors on the binding and here you can see a close up of the back which had tiny squares that seemed like a good fit for the motif

And some details of the blocks:

Thanks to all my partners: donniesgirl, princesspimp81, waterbaby, sloth003, Melladh, jungrrl, Fontiua, Sparkledust, danynn, carolmb, alwaysinmyroom & kbrison

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. . . . I would rather have cheese.
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 31561
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014 08:58:51 PM »

It turned out fabulous!  The bright colors really do go together well!

Hard to believe that so many different quilters "made" this quilt...you did a fabulous job of pulling us all together!

Love how you did the back as well...it is interesting from both sides!

I hope my garden fence quilt goes together as nicely.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt!

Jolly doomsday prophet
Offline Offline

Posts: 3907
Joined: 08-Jan-2005

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2014 01:34:14 AM »

I love it! And such happy colors Cheesy I want something similar, but I've been lazy enough about mounting the round5 quilt.. Cheesy

"That's my lab table and this is my work-stool. And over there is my intergalactic spaceship! And here's where I keep assorted lengths of wire."
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

50 Projects 2014 List total 9/24
Offline Offline

Posts: 1172
Joined: 10-Aug-2011
Making things, makes life happy!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2014 02:33:44 AM »

It turned out wonderfully, love the way you used extra blocks on the backing and love the binding fabric as well. it all came together beautifully!


Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2987
Joined: 28-Nov-2007

i still have all my marbles.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014 07:14:54 AM »

Yay. I love seeing the whole project together. And dayum... We did pick some fabulously coordinating fabrics. Smiley

Seeking scraps! I'm in need of a variety of white on white scraps. (2.5inch square minimum) for pixel quilts. Have any? Swap for? PM me! Smiley

Stupid men are often capable of things the clever would not dare to contemplate- Terry Pratchett
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 998
Joined: 12-Mar-2004

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2014 12:13:31 AM »

Ditto-ing all of the above.  So cool seeing blocks I made with those from so many others all together in a finished piece.  And extra kudos for a really great reverse side; I love a pieced back that could easily be seen as a top!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1488
Joined: 19-Jun-2011

Genealogists trace history

View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2014 01:59:35 AM »

Love how all the blocks came together! You did a great job on the arrangement and, as waterbaby said, the back could easily be seen as a quilt design in its own right, especially with so many of today's minimalist quilts. Think I'm going to have to request the garden fence block in our next go-round.

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." - Helen Keller

27/50 in 2015, 185/14, 47/13
Geezers - crafting
Jan-Mar Birthday Swap - 1st pkg sent
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Something Sparkly
Offline Offline

Posts: 400
Joined: 27-Jun-2007

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2014 11:59:07 AM »

I love how you did the back!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
The Best & Worst Celebrity Beauty Looks Of The Week
CM Cia.Maritima Summer 2015 Miami - Backstage, Interviews & Runway
Caffe Swimwear Summer 2015 Miami - Backstage, Interviews & Runway
How to Create Bronzed Summer Makeup
Tips to Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Summer
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Creating a Travel Journal
Eggs? Eggzactly!
Meatless Monday: Kale Yeah!

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.