Tuesday, November 15, 2011

One Thing Leads To Another

These scrappy triangles were something that I picked up that someone else was discarding. They have been on my design wall since summer. I finally decided it was time to do something with them or put them away. Since I already had them up on the board, I went ahead and did something with them. Besides, I needed the room on my design board for the Barbara Brackman Civil war block of the week that I have been trying to catch up on.
This is what I have been doing with the triangles. I got the idea from a book by Tara Lynn Darr.
The book is called Simply Charming...Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear.
Naughty blogger, that's 2 pictures in a row that are turned. Sorry. The pattern in the book is called Stars Over The Mountain.
Here is my version. As you can see I have done something different with the borders, and I'm not finished yet. I have something else in mind. This little quick project that was supposed to free up my design wall is growing on me! :0) In more ways then one! :o) The leftover fabric from the triangle project is going into a scrappy leader ender box that I started in order to start moving some of my scraps into wonderful cozy warm cuddle quilts. Since I forgot to take a picture of the blocks I've started I will have to show you next time.
Here are the Civil War blocks that I have been hand piecing. I think I have about 14 or 15 more to go in order to catch up to the current week.
This my friends is what I am working on when the little girl I am watching is napping. I finally started hand quilting "Michael's Victory"!!!! I just love how this one is turning out! This might be my next all time favorite quilt. I want to hurry up and finish it. But hand quilting a project almost always takes me about a year to finish for some reason.


  1. Well I love what you've come up with from those triangles! I have Tara's book too and think it's just one of my favorites!

    Your Civil War blocks are fantastic! I so wish I would have hopped on this, but with so many other things in the pot, I just didn't think I could keep up.

    Your hand quilting is beautiful too and it's so nice to see some hand quilting again :)

    Nice to see you again! Enjoy your day!


  2. Way to go girlie! Your quilts are most awesome!

  3. WOW, I love what you've done with those triangles, that quilt is beautiful! I also have Civil War blocks that I made by hand but that project got put behind a few others. But I know someday I will work on them again. Yours are beautiful! I love that hand quilting, which I have never done and would like to someday, what a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Very nice, well done!!
    Hope all is well over there!!

  5. Love the triangle quilt and your Civil War blocks. The sashing fabric idea looks interesting and this is something I still have to decide on for my quilt. Take care.

  6. Hi Karen, Your scrappy triangle quilt turned out lovely. Those Civil War blocks are amazing and look at you hand quilting, good for you.

  7. everything you have been working on is so great.
    The triangle top is such a neat design.
    And look at all your blocks. Lookin' good.
    Love your quilt. With cold weather coming it will be nice to have it on your lap.

  8. I like the way the triangle top stars pop out. You've got just tons of the hand pieced blocks done! Love the hand quilting project, Michael's Victory. The quilt colors are very pleasing to my eyes and heart - just love this one! Hope the little one takes her sweet time with napping so you get lots of stitches in this beauty.

  9. This quilt is beautiful. Don't you just love hand quilting - so relaxing. I don't do much of it, and I have a couple that are half done. Add them to the UFO list!

    Merry Christmas, friend. Miss your blogging.

  10. Apparently something has lead from one thing to many others - LOL - hope you are enjoying happy holiday preparations. Merry Christmas! :-D

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