Progress

Several people asked me what sashing color I’m going to use … nope, not purple! I’m going with a gray dot. I’ve had this in stash a while and I’ve been waiting to use it with the fabrics from this bin.

I prefer using cornerstones when I sash quilts but didn’t want a large square so I’m going with 4 patches. My sashing isn’t as wide as the vintage quilt but I’m glad I went a little wider than I originally planned – it’s looking good. I’ve got this one half way assembled but I’m going to take a break and bind for a while. I will be posting some brief instructions on my website but if you want details right now, I’ve got quilt notes at this post.

Mom’s been busy too – she got another one of the tops we kitted up for her in January assembled. This was from one of my books but there’s a similar version out there for free too. Lanterns quilt.

15 thoughts on “Progress

  1. Thank you for showing your Moms’s quilt top. I have a batik jelly roll I’ve got ready to use and have 3 possible patterns. But now I want Christa’s pattern. I’ve been reading her blog for years and somehow missed this freebie. I do love yours too and that gray dot and 4 patches are perfect for that quilt.

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  2. I said if it were mine it would be purple, but I could not wait to see what you did. I love the gray dot because it pops the kite blocks and creates a calm and cohesive quilt with interest in the squares!

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  3. That gray dot is (a) GORGEOUS (where did you find that?) & (b) PERFECT! This one is shaping up to be another beauty! I love your “Lanterns”! So bright & colorful!

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  4. Hi Mary! Oh, that dotted fabric looks just perfect as sashing especially with those cute little four-square cornerstones. Geez, this is one cute quilt top. Makes me want to go make one myself. ~sigh~ Too many distractions – I need to stay focused. HAHA! And your mom’s quilt looks fabulous. I love all the bright colors – that black background really makes them pop. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  5. I love how you used the four patch blocks as cornerstones with the wider sashing. The grey dot fabric is an inspired choice.

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  6. Love the beaded lantern with the black background. And I like the kite quilt a lot more with the sashing and 4 patches.

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  7. Love your sashing on this! And the 4 patch cornerstones look great! I would have never thought of that. Thanks for the idea!

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