Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Project Quilting - Tradition Times Three Challenge


The rules of the Tradition Times Three Challenge were to use this FQ bundle - and must use at least 10 of the 12 FQs in the bundle.  You could add two other fabrics.   Any size or type of project- your choice.  But must use a traditional block in three different sizes within your project.



My two added fabrics were Kona White and 'Coast Line' by P&B Textiles - the Challenge bundle had a nautical feel to me.



I decided to omit the two soft browns - a Windham and FreeSpirit print that were more Civil War - the little piles of scraps are actually what is left from my project finish.



I chose the traditional block - Dutchman's Puzzle - one, because it is  a family heritage block and two, I felt it had the nautical flag look.  This is also an easy block to do 'quilt math' with for changing sizes.  I started with a 12" block and saved the cuttings.



The saved corners made the perfect size HSTs for the 8" block, plus using a FQ  to frame up to size.



I saved every little scrap - which turned into the 4" blocks with I set with fussy cuts from the lighthouse panel.  And these were framed up to size with a FQ.



And I needed a few 'filler' blocks so set fussy cut 4-patches, framed with FQ.



I set it with sashing and cornerstones (one of the bundle FQs).  I used a Connection Threads Pro-Line for the top and Supior bottom line in robins egg blue and quilted simple 'waves' using my home machine.



I used a Connection Threads pale blue 'wave' print for the back and pieced the lighthouse border and bit of the 'seashell' print.  The Binding is a Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex.



Finished size is 44.5" x 58.5".  Created by Sharon Vrooman, VroomansQuilts, Schoharie NY.


17 comments:

  1. This so pretty and cuddly looking! I want to take it to the beach! ove the blocks you used!

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  2. Wow, what a very creative way to make a quilt. That sounds like such a fun challenge. You did a wonderful job. It sure is a beautiful quilt!!

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  3. Very summery and soothing, with a touch of the patriotic. I really like the Dutchman's puzzle block and that you made it in different sizes. Excellent use and interpretation of the fabric!

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  4. This is wonderful! It is so fresh and joyful...definitely makes me want to cuddle up on a deck overlooking a beach! Well done!

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  5. Its stunning. I love the lighthouses and when you see the fabrics laid out you would never think they would go together. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  6. A great use of the fabric to make a beautiful quilt that has a great summer feel. Great work Sharon.

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  7. Fabulous Sharon.....I love it. I am proud you tackled this challenge. Love the feeling you created....I can feel the sea breeze and smell the ocean in this.

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  8. What a great interpretation of the challenge, and a wonderfully summerish quilt!

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  9. I admire your creativity, and love the way your quilt turned out!

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  10. Now you've got me pining for the sea my friend!!! I just love the many different types of blocks - very creative! I would say you met that challenge "swimmingly" :*D

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  11. It is just lovely Sharon , great use of the panel and the fabrics were effect for a nautical theme ,

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  12. This quilt is awesome. You definitely meet the challenge.

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  13. As soon as I saw the directional fabric, I knew this was right up your alley. Great quilt Sharon!

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  14. This one turned out great! Colors, blocks and fabrics. Love, love, love lighthouse fabrics. You did good, girlfriend :D

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  15. What a great quilt! Happy Birthday this week!

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  16. Love the combined panel with the pieced blocks.

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