A Rescued Quilt (sort of)


This one was sitting at six completed blocks, and three more with only the outer piece to sew on.  It was scrunched at the bottom of a random plastic tub for at least six months.  I knew it was there, but I didn't think it would ever see the light of day.

Once in a while, there's just one of those projects that part way through, I just go "what was I thinking?"  This was one of those.  I just decided it wasn't worth spending my time finishing, and stuffed it in the cupboard.  Lots of times I do this, but I know that at some time I'll pull it out and make it work.  This one I didn't have that feeling.  It just didn't have any potential.


But since I'm on a mission to finish all these half done quilts, I decided to pull out the blocks and put them up on the design wall.  I didn't want to spend a bunch of time on it, cause there are too many other exciting ideas in my head, but I really wanted to make this one work  Then I decided that what this thing needed was a bit more red.   So what could be easier than a red binding?


There really are too many cute fabrics in here.  It would have been a shame to leave it sitting in the cupboard.


And then  I had to add some more of my favorite print for the back!  It feels so good to have it finished up!  I can't say that it's one of my brightest moments, but hey!  it's still cute, and some baby will love it.

P.S.  Notice that tag in the last picture?  I just got some new ones and I'm super excited about them so far.  Once I've used them a bit more, I'll tell you more about them.  (Just gotta make sure that they're as great as they seem to be so far!)

16 comments:

  1. This is an adorable baby quilt! I'm so glad you finished her up and let her shine :)

    I hope the labels work out and you can file a good report. I've been wanting to get some so I'm anxious to hear about them.

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  2. i love the quilt. i love that line of fabric so much!

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  3. That's a very cute quilt - I like the way you offset the center squares in each block. Glad you finished it up!!

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  4. I think it turned out pretty darn good!! I, too, have blocks at the bottom of a drawer that I look at every once in a while. So far, I haven't been inspired to finish them :) Maybe I should do what you did....just get them out and DO something with them. Maybe they'll turn out just as good as yours did :)

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  5. it's darling, and I'm sure it's glad to be rescued out of that forgotten pile! :)

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  6. Keep up the good work finishing all those projects. I think you will definitely appreciate the finished projects and the opportunity to start something new without the others hanging over you.

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  7. It's gorgeous! Well worth the time and effort to finish! I'm sure the quilt fairy waves her magic wand over out UFO's while they languish in a cupboard! And we love it all over again!

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  8. Stunning! I recognize the binding (I have it in every colorway!) but may I ask what is the backing? I love it.

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  9. love the back and side fabric!!
    so nice!

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  10. This is a really lovely quilt - so fresh and bright!

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  11. I'm so glad it didn't spend the rest of its life in the bottom of a plastic tub. It's really cute--especially with that red binding!

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  12. Way to finish it! I really like it! I need some tags! I've been thinking about it for a long time. I've wondered about making my own???hmmm

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  13. Well done for finishing! Makes me wonder what else you have squirreled away!?? I really like it!

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  14. I'm in love with this quilt for lots of reasons! love your fabric choices and design!

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