Well, I've picked myself up, looked around and realized that there are still families out there that need help for their children especially with Christmas right around the corner and abused, neglected and homeless animals still needing homes, so this is not the time to let the fear, anger and frustration rocking our world influence how I live my life. I don't care which side you were on, we're all in this together.
That said, let's talk quilts :). "Let's Book It" is coming to an end with the last link up at the end of this month, if you've been meaning to join in now's the time and all you need to do is grab a magazine, book or pattern and start it, you don't need to have a finish to join in. Wouldn't it be nice if this wonderful link up ended with a bang?
This is one of my favorite quilts, of course any quilt with stars, secondary patterns and lots of color lands on my favorite quilts list. Plus all of the colors were scraps, bonus!
Right after I made this one I was asked if I would make it again larger for a throw with black instead of white. Funny, I buy white by the bolt but I didn't even have any black fabric, but when I changed the colors in my EQ I was stunned at how pretty it looked.
I love white because of how the colors pop, but I think the black still did the trick :)
The original quilt was 45 inches square, the black one is 61" X 63", I'm not sure why there's a 2 inch difference but I suspect it's in the quilting.
To increase the size I played with extra rows, but I ended up just making the blocks larger (15") which kept the look really bold and of course with big blocks, it came together really fast.
Working with black was a learning experience, I really liked the depth it added, but it was harder to work with, I had trouble seeing the edges when sewing two blacks together (could be my aging eyes). I think you'll be seeing black pop up in more of my quilts.
I recently read "when one door closes, just turn the handle and open the door, that's how doors work", LOL. With Let's Book It ending I'm hoping to find the time to open the door on my blog and show you more of my quilts.