Thursday, September 17, 2015

TBT - Mini Delight

It's time for another edition of Throwback Thursday!  Please join me (see links at the bottom) and show off one of your earlier projects.

A few years ago, I made a quilt for my sister. I blogged about it here .  My sister had hinted strongly that she wanted a quilt (I believe the phrase was "Where's mine" when I gave one to my mother :) ).  So I found a picture of a quilt I liked, drafted a pattern, since all I had was the photo, and made dozens of blocks with triangles made from temples.

When the quilt was complete, I had a few blocks left over from my intial attempt.  I didn't like the original colour choices, so I started over with new fabric, but I had these blocks already made.You can see that some of the fabric stuck, but the green and medium purple were replaced in the final quilt.  But, I had these blocks, so I wanted to do something with them.

I made a few more blocks with the fabric I had left. Since I had no more of the background fabric, I switched the orientation around, to change up the design and allow me to use other fabrics as the background. The cream became the focus of the block. I added some borders, and made this into a quiltie-sized top, so that I could donate this quilt.

Then, I quilted the top on the frame I had made for my domestic machine - I think this was the last one I quilted there, before giving up that endeavor.

This quilt was about 24" square in the end, and was donated to the local children's hospital through a guild Quiltie program in Oct 2009.  Because the large quilt for my sister was named "Triangle Delight", I called this one "Mini Delight".


The rules are simple (and flexible :) ). Write a post (or revive an old one) about an old quilt or project that you have - maybe something from your pre-blogging days, or just a project you love that you want to show off again. Please include a link back to this post in yours, and when you link up make sure you are linking to your specific blog post, not just your blog address. You want to make sure people can find your post if they drop by the linkup later.

Add your link, and check out some of the other links for some inspiration. See my sidebar for a TBT button you can add to your blog.

2 comments:

  1. Good morning, Krista. You constantly amaze me with your ingenuity! I would have been afraid to tackle something that complex in my early career. TBT snuck up on me. I was out of town last week and heading to AQS Chattanooga today. I do have a bit of time this morning I may be able to dig out an old project.

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  2. You were brave to tackle a complex design like that back then and it is beautiful, also the mini. I also jumped right in and did things like free motion quilting with metallic thread, the only one I have done since then. Thanks for hosting Throwback Thursday.

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