Sunday, July 23, 2006

Brighter than the sun


This is a bright one, indeed, and I hope it will give comfort and joy to a child in need of a hug in the future.
It has been fun to do and I have used a lot of scrap strips.
These 4 patch blocks are big, 14" finished.
I started with a square in square with black and did log cabin around, in one colour, until I could use my 15" ruler to cut the block to size.
Then I cut the block in 4.
The inspiration for this quilt is the Mumbo Gumbo quilt
If I will do one more - and it might very well happen - in other colours - I will do the quarter blocks one by one, as a 15" square stretches easily.
I decided not to sweat the stretching - just have fun.
I will piece the backing from fabric collection too, and when DH comes home tonight he has promised to help me with the spray basting.
I will give myself a couple of days to finish this quilt. I will meander it.

23 comments:

Shelina said...

Hanne, this is such a great idea! It adds so much interest to the quilt. Now I want to make one.

This is such a great colorful quilt.

Gail said...

So bright and beautiful! Was it fast to assemble?

Nancy said...

Isn't it fun to play in your scraps? I think this turned out very well indeed. But then I do love orange. :-)

dot said...

Wonderful. Someone is going to be very luckly.

Susan said...

Wow, my first reaction on seeing the picture was, "I love it!" Then reading the blog about how you did it was interesting. I may try this with some of my r/w/b scraps!

quiltpixie said...

what a wonderful way to use scraps. Love how you assmebled it.

Sweet P said...

I love how bright the quilt is. What a great use of color.

Screen Door said...

I like yours better than your inspiration. Your symmentry is still so exact even though you are dealing with different scraps, different colors. I can't wait to see it finished.
Melanie

Norma said...

What a happy quilt!

Mary said...

It turned out great - It's very vivid and I'm sure it will be loved.

Linda_J said...

Isn't that a fun quilt! Gotta love the bright colors and your giving spirit, Hanne.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Oh my goodness this quilt is adorable. It will someone very, very happy!

Mrs. Moody said...

That quilt is SO cute! I absolutely adore it. I would love to be the recipient of that one. :)

Passionate Quilter said...

wow--that turned out neat..way to bust those scraps. And what a nice hubby you have to help you spray baste. :)

Lucy said...

Applause !! This is a great quilt !!! It makes me smile ! Lucky receiver :-)

SewUniqueCreationsQuilting said...

Wow! I love it! I love to spray baste quilts also - what brand of spray do you use?

The Calico Cat said...

Very nice, I can see the "Mumbo Gumbo" in it! (I pondered doing a "Mumbo Gumbo" quilt....)

Lisa D. said...

What a great quilt - love the bright colors!

Patti said...

Love the bright colors Hanne!

Elisabeth Augusta said...

That's great, Hanne. I have some 4" square in square blocks laying around, mayba I should...?

Judy said...

WOW, what a great quilt!! I love these bright happy colors!! Definitely a pattern I will have to keep in mind!!

Finn said...

Hi Hanne, I think your Mumbo Jumbo quilt is just fantastic! I had seen that one on someones blog and added it to my "I want to" list..*VBS* It looks like a great play time quilt to make. Not many rules!!
And hey, guess what?? I did the jelly bean quiz and I am a peach also..*S*

mereteveianhttp://mereteveian.livejournal.com/ said...

Hanne, -sprekt!

Her blir det rosa -lilla-grønt (og litt ekstra) for rosa sløyfe til høsten.
Linken til mumbo gumbo gav masser av ideer, - takk!

Og sommeren, - god sommer fortsatt!