Thursday, May 21, 2020

It's Cool To Be Square

Be There Or Be Square

I would like to thank CAROL for hosting this very fun hop.  It has been interesting to see how bloggers have interpretted 'square' and I have certainly added to my 'to-do' list.

Please be sure to visit today's guests:
  



I have two go-to square patterns:  the Postage Stamp and the Boxed Square.  For this Hop I chose the Boxed Square because it is so easy to Math any size and can be very versatile in design.  Use a Jelly ROll,  your own strips, showcase a special fabric in the center, or use a color for a very pretty monochromatic quilt.
  
I had some small pieces of vintage Kitty fabric, but not enough to make a whole quilt.  That is what is fun with this Boxed method - you can change out some of your 'squares'.  Some Boxed squares, some Improve squares, and some full pieces squares.


The traditional setting is square/square, but you can change it up.  This was to dark with all the black and brown, so I went with a real POP of color for sashing and cornerstones.  This will be one of my Hands2Help quilts, so I want it fun for a child.

It's backed with a lime green and white check flannel - a snuggle quilt that I am sure a child is going to love napping with.


Then I remembered I had a quilt top  made some time ago.  Again to use up some vintage fabric (The Apple Farm) bits that were paired with some left over  JR strips.

This HOP was a good excuse to finally get 'Caramel Apple' finished.


I even used up some vintage yardage for the back.  Harvest Time is now off the shelf and perfect for this quilt. 

Thank You for visiting,
Sewingly Yours,
Shron 

23 comments:

  1. Some fun square projects there. Nicely done.

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  2. Lime green, then Harvest Time, both so lovely, and all the other fabrics as well.

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  3. Happy projects, and beautiful vintage fabrics. I more and more love to use those old fabrics.

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  4. Great projects! The lime green quilt is so cheerful!

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  5. Both of your quilts are really neat! The kitties are fun--some child will love that--and I like the way you put other blocks into the harvest quilt.

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  6. Love your projects, the green one is my favorite!

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  7. That green one is just the coolest...love it! It just pops right out there and makes me want to snuggle in it. Well, so does that cozy and yummy "Caramel Apple" one. You rocked the cool square thing, Sharon! Thank you for hopping with us. xo

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  8. All are such wonderful projects that will send a quilty hug to whomever receives it.

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  9. Wonderful, what a great quilt. It fit the hop perfectly. You are definitely 'Cool to be Square'.

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  10. I just love seeing the same pattern made with different fabrics. You know my heart goes out to the kitties! LOL.

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  11. Love the Apple Farm quilt. Great use of the fabric in a very square environment. Your H2H quilt is wonderful and will be so loved.

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  12. Beautiful quilts! Perfect design for this hop. Love the backing fabric you used for Caramel Apple.

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  13. I especially like the way the lime green makes those dark neutral blocks shine!

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  14. Wow!! Way to kick those neutral blocks up a notch, Sharon! And finishing a UFO on top of that? Congrats on completing TWO quilts for the Hop.

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  15. I've seen this pattern for years and have never made one but seeing your pink, red and brown quilt just convinced me that I need to make one. It's just beautiful and one of my favorite color combinations. I only found your blog a few months ago but I've so enjoyed reading your posts and trying to get through your archived posts. Wish I'd found you sooner! Blessings from southeastern West Virginia.

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  16. Thank you for sharing your projects! So pretty.

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  17. Two beautiful quilts Sharon, great to be getting fabric used up, I am sure the cat quilt will be much loved.

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  18. Two great quilts. Well done. Kitties so cute

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  19. Love the kitties with the unexpected bright green! That will be a wonderful quilt for a child. Your apple orchard is also delightful--it's so nice to finish projects that haven't quite crossed the finish line yet!

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  20. Love your Apple Farm quilt!

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  21. Fun quilts and even more fun when there are no rules and you can change it up to make it work!

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  22. Fun to see the kitty fabrics and I love that wonderful bright green border! Thank you for sharing and inviting us to visit with you.

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