Evening in the Garden Quilts

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March-A-Long

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March is winding down, so I wanted to file my report for March-A-Long, #marchalong, hosted by Darla at The Scientific Quilter.  I’m pleased to say that I’ve done very well this year at sewing daily.  The cold weather may deserve some of the credit.  Staying in to sew was most inviting.  So far, I’ve only missed sewing one day, and I did put out a quilty blog post that day, so that counts.

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These pillow cover tops are cut from a vintage tablecloth.  I was waiting for backing fabric, which has arrived, so I should get them made.

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While waiting, I cut up my scraps from one of the construction baby quilts into 3 1/2″ squares and pulled many more from my scrap bins.  This was my first layout.  It felt harsh, and like a checkerboard.

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I cut some more squares from Kona Ash and some pale yellow prints to soften it up.  The finished quilt will be twin sized, but this gives the idea.  I like this much better.

Hope you are doing something quilty every day.

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I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced, and March-A-Long at The Scientific Quilter.

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Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie Root, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

4 thoughts on “March-A-Long

  1. Oh this quilt is going to be soo beautiful! Your final color choices are perfect! The pillow cover tops are gorgeous! :)

  2. I like the addition of the softer yellow and the diagonals! The result is a design that is fun but more restful. (and those pillows should be really fun!)

  3. A wonderful difference and not one I would have thought of. That is one thing I love so much about seeing other quilter’s work.

  4. Pingback: Sunday Stash Report and Goal Check: 3/30/14 | Evening in the Garden Quilts

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