Thursday, January 30, 2014

Let's Book It Link Up


How did you all do finding a book, magazine, pattern on your shelves?


 This is the book I chose to work out of and FQs to play with.



The pattern was 'Delectable Mountains' - kind of gave me that medallion center piece that is on my bucket list.



Yes, my helper.  I was really disappoint with the center - loosing points, that is so not my style!  I read and re-read those instructions and then re-did the math.  Now I know why that book sat on the shelf as almost all the patterns in this book are cut at rather odd sizes.  Now I can cut 7/8 and 1/8 and have a good ruler marked for those, but you are also cutting every triangle meaning you are working all bias.  Yes, I starched the heck out this thing as I went along.



Since I fought so much with the piece, I opted not to add the 'dove' units to the top and bottom - just a square finish for use as a table topper or mini wall hanging.



And so you can see the back.  Love this print and wish I had yardage of it.


            

The barn pin is a charm holder and the charm I have this month is the Dutchman's Puzzle.  I will ship international. The linky will be open until 10pm (EST) February 7th.

Now is your turn to share:


21 comments:

  1. The fabric is beautiful. Too bad the instructions were wonky. It did turn out really sweet in the end.

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  2. I've been going through my quilting pattern books and found that books I bought years ago used template patterns, unusual sizes you talk about. I probably will not try any of those blocks. lol.

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  3. Your block is beautiful and I can't tell from here that it caused you any problems. :O)

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  4. Great completion ... and you are your hardest critic!! It's beautiful :)

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  5. Wow! That is gorgeous fabric for the back. Pretty finish, Sharon.

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  6. Despite your troubles, you have produced a truly beautiful piece. Congrats.
    I can't believe I am the first to link up - I am usually the last because of the time differences.

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  7. We won't look too closely at the centre Sharon. Your quilt still looks lovely.

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  8. Lovely, Sharon! I think this is a great challenge -- I was slow on the uptake at the introduction, but I'll definitely be participating this next month!! :)

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  9. I have done projects with those odd measurements. Hard to cut accurately.

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  10. It makes a lovely little table topper/wall-hanging. I love the Jacobean print backing you use, they grab my attention whenever I see them!

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  11. It's a lovely table topper - it's a shame about the measurements so maybe it will go back on the shelf !

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  12. My favorite term is "would a blind man on a galloping horse see it?" . . . if the answer is "no" then I don't worry about it either!

    So, I am sure that there is nothing wrong with your little quilt!

    It looks wonderful (and would be right at home at my house!).

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  13. You would never know you had any issues with this project it looks wonderful!

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  14. Loving your new linky party Sharon! Thanks for encouraging me to work from my books this year :*)

    I think you were very wise to forego the "dove" units LOL!!! Sounds like this one fought you all the way. But it sure did turn out very nice :*)

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  15. Oh, my gosh - what a gorgeous FQ pack!! Love your mini. Hate it when a pattern lets you down like that - I had a quilt last year that kept losing its points, and that's not me, either. I was befuddled!

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  16. I also had trouble with instructions on my project. I like the idea of your link up......I have so many books/mags that I need to work through.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  17. I think that's why so many of us don't follow directions in books and magazines. That block is beautiful though.

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  18. Just found this. Will join in after I get vpback from a month in Florida! Plenty of books on my shelves!!!

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  19. I did pull some books from my library to start a pattern from one of them. However, of the three I found none of the projects spoke to me any more. I realized my quilting dreams have changed since I bought them. So I sent one to a friend and gave two to my guild for their mystery box sale. So in a way I did move forward. I pulled out a Beth Ferrier book that has a great flower block. I'll make a 14" pillow from it and stash it for next Christmas.
    Your quiltlet is great and will look beautiful on a table top.

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  20. I so understand. One of the older books that I have is odd shaped pieces like that and I don't use it but I do keep it around for inspiration. Your mini quilt turned out great despite the issues.

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  21. Very pretty! Great save by the way, finding a way to finish it so it didn't become a UFO.

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