Monday, July 7, 2008

YIKES!

Have you ever wandered through a fabric store or surfed a website and wondered, "Who in their right mind would buy that fabric?" Well now you know. It is me!

This is what I bought.



This is what I made.



I have wanted to make a One Block Wonder for a long time, but always hesitated because they take so much fabric, and I didn't want to spend that much money for something that didn't work out. The book is written by Maxine Rosenthal. There is even a second book now.

This little quilt is only about 42" x 50" and took 6 yards of fabric. See all those little seams.


This fabric was on super clearance for $1.99 a yard, and loosely fit the criteria for fabric selection. If I do another I will choose my fabric a little more wisely. But anyway it is kind of a fun quilt. I learned what I needed to in the process and may make another someday, but not until I recover from this one!
I quilted it all over with little pumpkins. After I started this, I realized it was a waste of time since the fabric was so busy you really can't see the quilting. But I didn't want to rip out the little I had done and it was good practice anyway.


I spent a lot of time in my sewing room this weekend. Lots of these all over the floor.



I worked on some leader and ender blocks that I had started. They are going to go into Patches and Pinwheels pattern from the Quiltville Website.



I put borders on one quilt and almost finished putting the blocks together for my second OC. I did this one less scrappy and it is turning out better than the first. I hope to get two more flimsies quilted this week for Peg's Challenge. We will see.


Well I am going to vacuum the sewing room (maybe), start some laundry (definitely) and continue sewing (hopefully).

Talk to you soon.

Donna

21 comments:

Linda said...

I had a bit of a giggle at your statement about who would buy that fabric, and was trying to think of something polite to say. Then I saw what you did with it, and all I can say is WOW, terrific result from less than attractive fabric. Amazing how different fabrics look when they are cut up and sewn up again. Love it.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Donna amazing....

Carol said...

Donna that is just amazing...who would have known that would happen...what an awesome finish.

Knot Garden said...

What a transformation. You have really seen the potential in the fabric. Amazing!

Lisa K. said...

I do think that in fabric stores somtimes! But your quilt is fantastic. It has such a sense of humor. I especially love the pumpkins.

Becky said...

WOW that doesn't even look like the same fabric. Very very cool.

thesunbrellastore said...

Thank you very much for your nice informations.

Regards
Sunbrella Fabric

Amanda said...

I love the way the colours seem to go in and out of each other, fading and never jostling.

Myra said...

Simple wonderful! A great quilt!
Happy stitchings!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Donna - I LOVE that quilt. Its so so different and lovely. Its so artistic. Actually I love that fabric, too! What can be sweeter than a pasture. And your new project looks fun. My kids always say to me "Mom what did you do in here to make such a mess, we just vacuumed and now there is fabric and thread all over again!" It makes me glad to see I need to vacuume several times a week in my sewing room!

Quilt Nut said...

that is amazing! great job

Linda said...

Wow, I have seen this One Block Wonder made from some pretty fabric and they turn out great but ugly fabric is even better. Beautiful! I never would have thought this would be this amazing, great job! I hate to admit this but I have some of this fabric. I made my 3 year old grandson a John Deer tractor quilt for Christmas and I used this as backing. I had quite a bit left over and wondered what in the world I would do with it...You have inspired me. Thanks and hugs, Linda

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

That quilt is awesome. Who would ever have thought that quilt would come out of that fabric? Great job.

Lynn said...

Wow - that quilt is great - I like the fabric whole too. I just bought some piggy fabric - don't ask me why

Helen in the UK said...

My first thought on seeing the original fabric was ... well it would make a great backing for a kid's quilt!! Seeing it's transformation with the One Block Wonder pattern is fantastic!! Congrats to you on a stunning quilt and great quilting too :)

Tina said...

came over from the dsq4 update. love how that quilt turned out from the cow fabric...amazing seems to be the word of the day!

Patchwork Penguin said...

OH WOW!! The OBW is wonderful........ I never would have thought that the cow fabric would have turned out so beautiful when used like that. Way to go!

TLC said...

Wow! I am speechless! Actually I am not...that quilt is incredible and who would have guess that the cow fabric could become that!! Wonderful!

Alice Grace said...

I just love this quilt! Who would have thought it would turn out this way, only a quilt artist like you! Beautiful. (I am reminded of some of my favorite commercials where the cows in California are always talking.)

Karol-Ann said...

Now lookey here, I love that fabric and wanted to buy it, but it was about $16 a yard here. (we live on a farm, what can I say *LOL*!!)
Love what you've done with it although I would have done something more tame for my boys :-))

Anna M. said...

I have been wanting to do a one-block wonder quilt for a few weeks now, but I haven't found the right fabric...your's turned out wonderful! =)