Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blue Stars

Quilt Documentation # 155

Here a little lap quilt I just finished.

Blue Stars

This is the January block for Scrappy Challenge 2014 from Judy Laquidara.

The challenge is to use scraps and NOT make another UFO.
The idea is to make blocks (from scraps) until about 10 days before the due date and at that time, use however many blocks were made and finish the project. She says if you only made one block, make a hot pad or pot holder, etc.

I love piecing and using scraps  and sometimes I just want to sew, sew, sew.

This is Judy's pattern “Big T”:

Judy Laquidara design "Big T"
I changed the orientation (dark and light) of the half-square.

I used up this flannel from my stash for the back of the quilt.

I finally got to use up some blue print that was used in at least two other quilts.  I used it for the outside border, a strip on the back and the binding.  Bye, bye blue print.

back of Blue Stars
The quilting is stitched in the ditch in a simple grid.

Linking to The Needle and Thread Network .

Happy quilting,


Quilt Name: Blue Stars
Description: Twelve 9-inch blocks set with lattice
Pattern: Big T from Judy Laquidara
Size: 53” x 43 ½”
Fabrics: 100% cotton
Predominant colours: Blue
Construction Techniques: pieced
Back: flannel & cotton
Batting: cotton
Edge finish: Double fold french binding
Quilting: Stitched-in the ditch on Domestic Machine
Quilted by: Terry Whyte
Sleeve: no
Date completed: 2014
Inspiration: Scrappy Challenge 2014 – January block – Judy Laquidara
Quilt History:
Maker: Terry Whyte


Margaret said...

I really like your 'winter blues' (grin). You changed not only the 1/2-square triangles but the rectangles -- took me a minute to figure that out. It looks great, and don't you feel good using up that fabric? :-)

Terry Whyte said...

I like Winter Blues. I haven't made the label yet, I think the name will change.

elle said...

The backing sure compliments all your piecing.

judi said...

I love blue quilts - and yours is lovely! Congratulations!

Regina said...

Your quilt is lovely, and how great that you managed to use up so many scraps and fabrics!