Friday, October 30, 2015

Never Too Miuch of a Good Thing

I love Sujata's take on the Rail Fence.  I've made it four times. Here's the most recent, a bright quilt for a friend who's undergoing treatment for leukemia. She loves bright colors, and we wanted something to bring a smile to her face.

Very bright bright with black-and-white.

When you go over the top, you should just keep going.

I just love these blocks.

Here's the finished flimsy.  The blocks are 16" square, so this quilt will be 42" x 64", a generous lap quilt to keep our friend warm while undergoing chemotherapy.

I kept all the leftover trimmings when I cut the blocks apart, and resewed them into a long, fun strip.

I added our friend's name to the back, and had a lot more fun with fabrics from my stash. It was a quilt made in a week, and it's away being quilted for a quick turnaround. I sure do hope this young lady beats cancer and can enjoy this quilt for a very long time.

10 comments:

  1. Love the black and whites with the brights! Beautiful job and I think the back is terrific.

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  2. Lynne, I know your friend Diane will find great comfort under this beauty. Over the top is never a bad thing. I love the mix of prints here. I am curious to see more of the scraps put together into something too.

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  3. What a joyful quilt for a friend in need. I love the details on the back: her name, and the way you used the leftover scraps. Congratulations on a fabulous finish.

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  4. Millie this quilt is wonderful and I am sure it will bring so much comfort to Diane. Wishing her all the best on her healing journey.

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  5. These bright fabrics look wonderful with the b&w! A great prezzie to cheer your friend up.

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  6. Wonderful quilt...In January I am going to try one of these. I love to make quilts to make others happy. This one certainly will do just that.!!

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  7. Surely this will comfort your friend, Diane, whenever she uses it or just sees it. It may be "over the top" ... but only in a good way ... and who doesn't love "happy".

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  8. What a wonderful gift for your friend. Really fun choices for the colors!

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Thank you for taking the time!