Friday, June 10, 2011

A Finish


After a week of procrastinating, I have finally finished another Beach Party quilt.   I love this pattern because I can use a lot of scraps.   This one measures about 41in. by 57in. (105cm by 145cm) and is a good size for the couch or even a baby quilt.   I never know how big these quilts are going to be until they are finished...  and they are finished when I hear them speak to me. 

The blocks for this quilt were made by using 2 1/2in. square scraps and bigger pieces for the triangle blocks.  At the moment I am cutting out more scraps using smaller pieces, (2in. and 1 1/2in.) but those are ongoing projects and I probably won't be finished them until the end of the summer.

Now, what else can I show you?  Oh, I know.  Here is a favourite perennial of mine!  It's called Cranesbill or Geranium.  I have another Cranesbill in another part of the garden.  It is a pink one, but I think I love these blue flowers the best. 

And here is a photo of Mimi, wedged in behind a chair in the solarium.  She is trying to soak up every ray of sunshine she can get.  Our heatwave is over and it is going to be a very comfortable 20C today. 

13 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

All I can say is you have great scraps! Your scrap quilts are always pretty.

~Niki~ said...

that is lovely~such great color combinations in that! have a great day!

Terry said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! I have cranesbill too and I love it! :0)

the dutch purple rabbit said...

nice quilt and it looks like a lot of work.

and mimi still looks so cute.

Crunchy Diva said...

oh my that quilt is just lovely. i love all the bright colours! mimi looks so nice & comfy enjoying soaking up all that sun!

Rinie said...

Love the crunched-in and-up Mimi
And your usual lovely flowers
By the way the quilts look yummy but not the weather.
See if I get this through the gates.
Makke.

Barb said...

I love your finish....the colors are wonderful!

W. Latane Barton said...

What a nice quilt. Love that you can use up all those scraps that we quilters end up with.

Pat said...

Scrap quilts always seem so cozy and wonderful to me and your Beach Party quilt is no exception. I am saving a photo of it so I can follow that pattern and make one someday.

nicolette said...

Hi Mimi, your Mom made another beautiful quilt! Enjoy the sunshine!

Rose Marie said...

Love your quilt and the scraps you used .... lovely!

hakucho said...

Your quilt is stunning! Great job :)

Simone de Klerk said...

What a beautiful finish! Love the combination of the fabrics. The pattern is very pretty too (: