My Day at Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop.

 It's here! The blog hop started Monday, and today is my day for posting the book I chose and the project.  Thank you Bea at BeaQuilter.com .  You'll find all the participants listed there.  This is my second time 


joining this fun hop.  Since I have over 200 books, time to start using them.  This year I picked
This is not an old book. Published in 2006.  I bought this book because of the quilt on the cover. I saw a quilt made and published by Bonnie Hunter in her String Fling book.  Here's the one:

and thought it looked enough like the lily in Bonnie's. So I thought I would make a sample block into a table topper and see if I liked it. 

I've already put it to use in the living room.
Here's the back after I quilted it and before binding. I'm going to bring the back fabric to the front and bind it that way. I usually do all my wall hangings and table toppers that way unless I make them reversible.

This was an interesting project and I learned a lot.  First I got to practice paper piecing - not my favorite piecing technique. I also practiced making bias stems and string blocks. In putting the block units together I figured out a way to keep seams facing the direction they should while sewing. Here's what I mean: 
   There were a lot of seams to keep track of. It would have taken a heck of a lot of pins to keep them correct.
After some thinking, I decided to lay the units right sides together and then pin a piece of paper to the string unit.

Turning it over, I sewed the seam from the flower unit side so I would be sure those seams laid straight.
Then I folder the paper over the seam to crease it and make it easier to remove. 
The block finished at 15" square.  I'm glad I made it because it taught me several things. The main thing is that I don't want to make this quilt any more. Way too much work. But then Bonnie's pattern might be easier to make those lilies. It could be a leader and ender project. Also, this book was a surprise. 
The subtitle is Quilting with Treasured Fabrics. It shows you how to use repurposed fabrics from clothes you own - such as wedding and bridesmaid's dresses, late grandmother's day dresses, old flannel shirts, dress shirts,  and men's ties. There were two quilt examples of each type of recycled garments. I found the uses creative and colorful.  So is there someone out there who'd like to have this book now?  Free to whoever wants it for the $3.50 price of shipping.  If more want it, I'll have a drawing.

Be sure to visit all the other blog hoppers.  Thanks for coming by! Blessings,








Comments

  1. It’s beautiful and a lovely finish. It’s always great while using our craft to have those lightbulb moments easing our way too. It’s truly lovely.

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  2. You might want to tryout Deb Tuckers method for Lilies. Studio 180. Her rulers and techniques are wonderful.

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  3. Beautiful flower, and I love your quilting. It's a pretty project for the living room!

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  4. I love the way you were inspired by the book and Bonnie's block and created something so unique. I especially liked diagonal the setting triangles and shot of the quilting from the back. Nice.

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  5. Beautiful table topper, and lovely block! Have always loved Bonnie's creations! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Your block is gorgeous and it does look like a lot of work. I can't imagine how long it would take to make a large quilt. Your table topper is the perfect size.

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  7. good way to "test" a block and not over commit :) it's really cute!

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  8. Such a pretty table topper, but I don't think I'll be making it for my 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry. A bit too fussy of a pattern. I'm more about quick and easy quilts this year.

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