You've already seen my first quilt ~ or couple of quilts! I wrote about them in April!
What's the fuss?
There's nothing to see here... go away!
Come back later. Next week will do.
Okay, since you're not leaving, I suppose I've put this off long enough. And since I'm not going to find any cute kids to distract you, I'll tell you about my green quilt.
It isn't that the quilt is so awful, I think it's more funny-looking than anything.
Except that it's gotten a little bit embarassing... and not in the way I would have guessed. But more on that in a moment...
These are the swatches from my quilt.
This doesn't look so bad. Actually, it might have potential. That's the green way over there on the left.
In this proportion to the others, it actually looks pretty good.
These were in the quilt journal I used to keep ~ before I made too many quilts and got really far behind.
My "green thing" was supposed to be something called a Japanese Log Cabin but I have no idea where the "japanese" part came in. Though I suppose the green I used might be similar to the color of wasabi except that the teacher had used red.
The design of the quilt was actually pretty cool. The entire quilt was made with log cabin blocks pieced to create a card-trick sort of effect in the center of the quilt.
So far so good, right?
This is what the teacher's sample looked like.
I'm wondering if that picture is upside down...
And I am sorry about the picture quality ~ it is a glossy photo that I had in my journal and had to scan.
This is what I should have done ~ used red. But, no, I wanted to be original! Different! So I used green.
In the defense of green, it really is/was a beautiful color. The problem is that my quilt used 5 yards of it. There are a whole bunch of log cabin blocks made using just the green fabric. Even the border was green. As I wrote the other day, it really did look like a vat of pea-soup exploded.
So here you go... my green thing.
It actually looks better in the picture than it did in person.
Now... this is the most embarassing part of this whole thing.
This is all I have left of my quilt.
The page in my journal.
When I went looking for it yesterday to take a picture, I couldn't find it. Two hours and three closets later, no green quilt. I found a whole bunch of other things but no green quilt. I started to worry ~ seriously, suddenly this became as near-and-dear to my heart as... heartburn? Then it dawned on me... I gave the top away to a quilt group that makes/quilts/donates quilts to charity.
Where was Bill when I needed him?
While cleaning out a closet last year, I found and donated a couple of quilt tops I'd made for one thing or another over the years and never finished. I knew I would never finish them or use them so I passed them on to someone who would.
But my time rummaging through the closet wasn't wasted. I found several other things, some of which I had been looking for and a couple of which I had forgotten about. So sit back, here's a mini parade of quilts and quilt tops that I made back in the "olden days".
One of my friends thinks this is the ugliest quilt ever made. I made this during my Red Wagon plaid phase...
It has been quilted but it still isn't bound. I had misplaced the binding fabric until yesterday ~ I found it in one of the other closets. And I'm not sure what it is about this quilt, but I really like it. It isn't pretty by any stretch of the imagination, and I admit to having pulled it out a few times before it was quilted with the intention of taking it apart. But every time I pulled it out, I didn't have the heart to change it.
I also found this top, also from my Red Wagon phase.
Rosie likes this one too. (Actually, she wound up on every quilt I put down except the one above. No Sandy, it isn't a sign.)
I'm going to get this one quilted so I can use it. Lucky me, I found the binding fabric for this one too.
While it wasn't the one I was looking for, I did find a "green thing"... a Baker's Dozen Doubled, a Mary Ellen Hopkins design from before the millenium.
I used up my leftovers for the back.
I found a Stack 'n Whack I did for a class sample ~ I'm giving this to a friend for her "little people" to use.
And one of my favorite quilts that gets used every Fall...
It's one of Rosie's favorites...
And a Schoolhouse quilt...
And a quilt I made using a pattern from one of my favorite designers, Ginger Cookie Company...
This one isn't bound yet... bet you can't guess why. I need to find the binding for this one so I can finish it and use it!
Tomorrow ~ the list of all the wonderful quilters who have particpated in this impromptu parade. And I think Camille said something about a prize. Or two.
And make sure you head over there to see her rather wonderful first quilt ~ clearly, she's learned everything she knows from her Mom! (And thank you for the pictures of Aiden and Canon, those boys are just too stinkin' cute!)
I'm off ~ it's' 2:30 in the morning and I think I'm finally getting sleepy enough to fall asleep.