Sunday, September 21, 2008

Project # 2

Project #2 has begun. A friend of mine asked me to make a quilt for her out of all her late dog's bandana's (Corky died a couple of weeks ago) Corky had tons of bandana's, he got one everytime he got groomed and my friend S. kept them all. Last weekend S. dropped them off for me to take a look at.

The bandana's are triangles (of different sizes) of different fabrics. After much deliberation and discussions with S. and my mom (who helps me with my quilting) I decided to do another scrappy quilt, like I made for my coworker.

bandanas2

bandanas

I took all the bandana's and cut a 6 1/2 inch square out of the bandana's. The bandana's that were too small I took and sewed together and then cut a 6 1/2 inch square out of the sewn together bandana's.

I had to add about 13 squares of my own (that I had left over from a previous project).

I laid out all the squares on the floor and organized them. I'm not sure if I like the way I have set them up..so I am going to just leave them on the floor for a day or two and see if the quilt design grows on me.

quilt

Two projects at once...yikes....the pressure....LOL

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How big is this Newbie

Quilting Newbie said...
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Quilting Newbie said...

30 by 42 inches. Plus I will be adding a 4 inch border in red.

SM said...

Oh Newbie, this looks great. You are doing a great job. I look forward to the finished result.

32point5 said...

I'm liking this very much. You know that there is no right or wrong in quilting, but my eye is being pulled to the big splotch of red and dark blue at the bottom.
Can these be rotated just a bit? I love it and know how much thought you have given to providing SM with a lovely remider of her pet.

Quilting Newbie said...

Thanks SM, I'm glad you like it.

Quilting Newbie said...

Hi 32point5.
I know....but I'm not sure how to break all that blue up.

Stephanie D. said...

Maybe every other square a blue? That might distribute it a bit more evenly.

This is a nice thing you're doing!

Tracey said...

What a wonderfull thing to do, Its going to look great,
Take care

Sara said...

I like it, but in my opinion, split the reds in the middle and the blues in the bottom left. Its going to look great when its done though!