Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP Wednesday-Starry, Starry Night

Well, I'm no Van Gogh!!
But a song from my youth which I have always loved- Don McLean's song, Vincent...
or
Starry, starry night as it is quite often called, came to mind as I was making this quilt.
Come on, who still has the American Pie album.........
Jeez, I'm old!!!
Anyway! The quilt name evolved!
 I am so happy with the choice of navy too.
It was just a whim...saw it in my stash...and as it was a spur of the moment quilt in order to dig into my huge box of scraps, it was a good choice.
At least I think so!
Each block is 10" square finished.
I tried to offset it with the navy borders, but my math skills apparently suck big time and it looks terrible!
Now I have to decide if I take the borders off and just make the darn thing square, or order more navy and try again using much more fabric. :-).
I have some AMH voile waiting to be used for the backing.
It remains a WIP until then.......
I do have a finish for this week. I did a marathon of hand quilting while watching the Olympics!
Who's Your Granny?
I posted the details about it here.
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The second WIP I have here is a  little disappearing 9 patch using vintage striped sheets-maybe they are from the 1970's too!
Framed them with 2 different shades of minty-ish green.  
 Not exactly a favourite, but I'll add some borders, quilt it, and find it a good home!
 That's it for me this week.
Linking up at Freshly Pieced with guest host, Cindy!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
and..
Monika at The Needle & Thread Network
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Have a great sewing week!


19 comments:

Cindy said...

Love your quilts! I remember that song....now it is stuck in my head....thank you very much.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You have some great works in progress there. You have been busy!! Thanks for stopping by to comment...I am finally getting caught up now.

elle said...

Great work and I must say the stripes for a disappearing nine patch work really well. Luv it!

Susan Being Snippy said...

The stripes on the disappearing nine patch are GREAT! My cousin has a knack with stripes and now I say you do too!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful quilts! Love the colors!

marcella said...

All the quilts are so wonderful! Love the navy, you're right it is just perfect; the sashing on your granny blocks is awesome and I really like the vintage stripes. What a great quilting week for you.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely work...all of it! I agree the navy is perfect for that quilt.

Marit said...

That navy background is fabulous! Such a nice variation from all the gray that is being used these days. Who's your Granny? What a great name! And I just read an article about how citrus colours is a new trend in sewing, so you are right on with that last quilt!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Pictures of yummy quilts - thank you for this inspiration!! Your quilts are amazing! Stopping in from WiP Wednesday!

Karen said...

It's great to see what you are working on. Great colour selections for combining blocks in each quilt.
Don McLean - yes, have the music - and also the best concert I have ever been to!

Kristy QP said...

Loving the Starry Starry Night quilt. The navy really was an inspired choice!

Nanna said...

beautiful quilts & congrats on your finish with the great granny, I'm working on that one too!
Helen

Sara said...

Starry,starry night is stunning--the navy blue is perfect! I like the vintage striped quilt a lot too!

Janine said...

Your starry night quilt looks great and I love great granny!

rtquilter said...

Very starry night, I'd say! Nice work!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Well one, all lovely, but golly, starry starry night is awesome, I have pinned it as a "I want to" hope that's ok. I thought I might use selvedge edges for the strings

Regina said...

The stripes make the disappearing nine-patch look like a whole different pattern. And the borders on Starry Night are perfect!

Irene said...

What a great job you did! The three quilts are beautiful!

19 comments:

Cindy said...

Love your quilts! I remember that song....now it is stuck in my head....thank you very much.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You have some great works in progress there. You have been busy!! Thanks for stopping by to comment...I am finally getting caught up now.

elle said...

Great work and I must say the stripes for a disappearing nine patch work really well. Luv it!

Susan Being Snippy said...

The stripes on the disappearing nine patch are GREAT! My cousin has a knack with stripes and now I say you do too!

Heidi Staples said...

Beautiful quilts! Love the colors!

marcella said...

All the quilts are so wonderful! Love the navy, you're right it is just perfect; the sashing on your granny blocks is awesome and I really like the vintage stripes. What a great quilting week for you.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely work...all of it! I agree the navy is perfect for that quilt.

Marit said...

That navy background is fabulous! Such a nice variation from all the gray that is being used these days. Who's your Granny? What a great name! And I just read an article about how citrus colours is a new trend in sewing, so you are right on with that last quilt!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Pictures of yummy quilts - thank you for this inspiration!! Your quilts are amazing! Stopping in from WiP Wednesday!

Karen said...

It's great to see what you are working on. Great colour selections for combining blocks in each quilt.
Don McLean - yes, have the music - and also the best concert I have ever been to!

Kristy QP said...

Loving the Starry Starry Night quilt. The navy really was an inspired choice!

Nanna said...

beautiful quilts & congrats on your finish with the great granny, I'm working on that one too!
Helen

Sara said...

Starry,starry night is stunning--the navy blue is perfect! I like the vintage striped quilt a lot too!

Janine said...

Your starry night quilt looks great and I love great granny!

rtquilter said...

Very starry night, I'd say! Nice work!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! Thanks for linking up.

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Well one, all lovely, but golly, starry starry night is awesome, I have pinned it as a "I want to" hope that's ok. I thought I might use selvedge edges for the strings

Regina said...

The stripes make the disappearing nine-patch look like a whole different pattern. And the borders on Starry Night are perfect!

Irene said...

What a great job you did! The three quilts are beautiful!