Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Hour a day block


Here is the 1st block in Judy's Hour a Day quilt. The red is not quite that tomato-y. I'm picky about my cherry reds...prolly because I look AWFUL in tomato red..but great in cherry red! HA!










This is a close up of the center square. I'm glad I had enought of this to cut for the last border. All the reds, blues and neutrals are scrappy. I could not figure out what I wanted for the sashing, so that will be picked when I can audition some blocks.








I had a hard time making myself sit and do all of these at once..but now they are done..its nice to not have to go back and do those basic blocks!









I love to see these piles grow...another dog bed is well on its way! I took 3 into the closest shelter. They didn't get how they were made, but they took them happily! I think I have enough to stuff 3 more.

7 comments:

Becky said...

This is a great interpretation of Judy's hour a day quilt. I have not been able to make any of them myself since I have too many of my own projects to work on.

How do you make th dog beds with your scraps? I have been interested in making some up myself. I like the idea of nothing going to waste.

Beth said...

Becky, I cannot reply to you by e-mail so here you go! My Lunch Bunch group just lines a garbage can with a old pillowcase or that shape. When it is full enough (you don't need a WHOLE lot), sew up the edges..and thats it...voila! dog bed. I'm in Glendale...are you on this side of town?

Lois R. said...

What? You make dog beds from scraps? How? I must know!!!

I love your fireworks fabric and red/white/blue quilt. It is going to be fabulous!

By the way, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog and for commenting the other day.

Cynthia said...

i didn't join in this time with Judys HOur a Day Challenge as i am working on my UFOs so it's good to see other bloggers making it. I like the fabrics you are using.

Sweet P said...

First - I love your choice of fabrics in the Hour a Day quilt. The fireworks and stars are great together.

Second, I don't make dog beds, but I do have a ton of scraps. If you'd like them you can have them to make more dog beds.

Beth said...

Really great block! I do love tomato red...any kind, really. As for the jacket, I'd probably have said something just as predictable. I wonder if teachers get tired of the whole apple motif? I know I would.
Will have to get involved with Judy's hour a day next time. I'm still working on some ufo's.
I would bet you look great in pink!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

What a great selection of Red Whites and Blues with a nice cream too...for your HAD Quilt Project!!! You are sure to have this one done in time to enjoy on the 4th of July and watch the fireworks on! :c) ~Bonnie in SE Texas