Growing Up Odd Quilt top

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLSeptember 1, 2014

Have been working on this for the last 2 weeks. Started out with 2 inch squares. Not counting any of the white squares, there are 1083. Now to get it sandwiched. It's from Red Pepper Quilts.
Edit: OOPS!!! That's wrong.....it's from Wedding Dress Blue.

SharonG/FL

This post was edited by geezerfolks on Mon, Sep 1, 14 at 21:08

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bev2009

Very pretty, Sharon. I assume you've been making squares as you work on other projects? I started that, but got away from it and only have a few pairs made up. Need to get back to doing that.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 7:31PM
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jackier123

I love it. I have been making scrap quilts lately and doing 2 inch squares as leaders and enders.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 7:37PM
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magothyrivergirl

Awesome!!!! Sharon- you always amaze me with your scrap quilts.
You are so productive. Someday I want to be able to make a quilt in 2 weeks that looks this cool 'out of nothing but scraps'!!!
I wanna Grow up Odd!

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 8:05PM
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littlehelen_gw

Sharon...
I love it!!! I don't recall seeing this one on RPQ...but OMG...just love this layout, it looks great...and yes...I'm almost addicted to tiny squares, nice to know I'm not alone! ;-)
V.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 8:37PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

My mistake.......I must have been thinking of your quilt, V, on RPQ. This one came from the Wedding Dress Blue site. I had most of these squares already cut, but cut a few more because I didn't want plain white within the blocks, just the sashing and border. I have quite a few white squares left and few others, but don't plan to make any more using this small for awhile. The gal I want to give it to is a former co-worker and had commented on how her granny's quilts were always full of different kinds of fabric and she wanted to eventually have one, too. She's been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and it has spread to her bones now, so I'm on a mission to get it completed. The layout isn't the same as on the tutorial, but then I didn't make it 90 x 90 either! I had fun with this one.....have a lot on my mind and it was almost mindless sewing. :-)

SharonG/FL

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Up Odd Quilt

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 9:18PM
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loisflan

Sharon, that's a great quilt. I just love it. I'm sure your friend will be comforted by it.

I have been cutting 1.5" squares out of scraps for quite a while now. I have a pattern in mind that consists of blocks that are 10 squares by 10 squares of a single color-way, then sashed with white. I don't know when I will ever have enough to finish it, but I guess that really doesn't matter.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 9:42PM
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K8Orlando

The layout is really attractive! Not sure I'm ever going to do the tiny scrap thing that you and Val have recently done so well, but I really like the finished products. This one is so cozy looking! I'm sure it will bring comfort to your friend; it's a precious gift.

Kate

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 11:44PM
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polardreams

Love it! I am sure your friend will feel the love and comfort you put into it. I don't know if I have the patience for that many tiny squares ... doing an Irish chain a few years ago about did me in! Maybe if I just made a few squares at a time out of scraps ...
Anyway, it's great!
Sue

    Bookmark   September 1, 2014 at 11:50PM
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nannykins

Another 10 for Sharon. That is perfect and just right for the recipient.
Bless you!
Theresa

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 7:11AM
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msmeow

Sharon, it's lovely! I like the layout...it would be fun to play around with all kinds of shapes.

Donna

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 8:26AM
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grammyp

Oh, I like that, and I just cut up my scrap boxes into 2 1/2 in squares and strips! Gonna have to use them up.

beverly

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 9:31AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you, everyone.

Lois, You don't need enough to finish the entire quilt. If you have a pattern in mind, start with a block as an end result and use the squares as leaders and enders as you sew other things. You'll be surprised how quickly they add up.

I like how the white sashings within the blocks can be continued on in the adjoining block but doesn't go all the way either horizontal or vertical unless it's the actual sashing between the blocks. Fun stuff! Oh, I added it all up and I saved about 3 yards of fabric from the landfill. Please, use your scraps or pass them on to those who will. Thank you........ :-)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 10:12AM
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loisflan

Sharon, each block in the postage stamp quilt I'm thinking of is 10 squares by 10 squares, and each 10x10 is in only one color. So I need 100 squares in a variety of reds, for instance. I suppose a could start sewing strips of 10 together though, even if I don't have 100 in any one color yet. But I'm so structured in my thinking, too much so sometimes. I want to see all 100 at one time, so I can be sure the same fabrics are distributed evenly over the whole block. See, this is why I've made only one scrap quilt so far. I'm too regimented. Maybe this is my chance to break free - to fly... Or not.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 12:36PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Lois, Fly, baby, fly!!!! Consider sewing a few squares together at a time. A bunch of two, then sew those making 4 together. Keep doing it this way then you'll have a lot of various shades to put together to get to a strip of 10.....all the while you'll be F L Y I N G!!!!!! Have a lot of strips of 10 and you'll be able to 'regiment' then. LOL Try it, you might like it. :-)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 12:45PM
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msmeow

Lois, you and I must have seen the same quilt for inspiration...my postage stamp is blocks 12 x 12 in a single color - 12 blocks. I started cutting 1-1/2" squares of blue, then I thought I'd never think of 12 different colors, much less have enough of some of them! But I just kept cutting, and sewing on one block at a time as a leader-ender project. A couple of months ago I decided to assess my progress, and lo and behold I had nearly enough of 12 different colors! I've sewn 4 blocks and all the squares are cut for the rest. Instead of solid white sashing I'm doing neutral squares, and the border will be squares of multi-color fabrics. It's coming along!

Donna

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 2:56PM
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quiltingfox

Sharon it's a beautiful quilt. It must have taken a lot of patience to piece that many small squares. Congrats on finishing it.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 3:47PM
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nanajayne

Love both yours and Val's quilts. The white sashing rely makes it stand out. I have a bunch of squares I cut up to get rid of some scraps so may try this layout one of these days. I would love to make a postage stamp quilt and LOVE scrappy..

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 8:42PM
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mary_c_gw

I'm feeling this strange urge to go out and start cutting squares!

That's a beautiful quilt, and I love the white sashing.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2014 at 9:17PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Girls, When you want to work on a certain color, you can always ask if we could spare some scraps in that color. We love to share!

I finished the binding today, got it washed and DH held it up in the sun. DD is stopping by after work to pick it up and get it to our friend. I quilted about 1/4 inch away from the seamline everywhere there's a white strip....from top to bottom and sideways, too. It put a very interesting grid on the back.....I liked it! Plain turquoise backing using the same for binding.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   September 25, 2014 at 4:58PM
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polardreams

Sharon, I just love it! I bookmarked the tutorial ... you are an enabler!

Sue

    Bookmark   September 25, 2014 at 7:13PM
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redmary

WOW! This really beautiful! I have been saving scraps so this gives me another nice idea. Love the variation in the border. Your eye just naturally rolls over the quilt following the maze and exploring all the colors. Well done!
Mary

    Bookmark   September 25, 2014 at 7:46PM
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loisflan

That really turned out beautifully, Sharon. And thanks for the offer of sharing scraps. I may have to call upon you. I remember the old book, Fear of Flying. I don't think the author was talking about quilting though. LOL

    Bookmark   September 26, 2014 at 3:41PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I love passing on info to help use up our scraps....especially the easy ones that turn out looking pretty good! One of the things I really liked about this was using white cornerstones every so often to help keep the block on course and straight. I'm doing that with the Zipper quilt I'm working on now, too.

When DD stopped at their house, they had just left to go back to the hospital for her to have some kind of surgery that will lessen the pain level and give her some relief. But DD left it at the house. I'm told she about went crazy when she saw the quilt, snuggled up in it and it hasn't left her side. When she wakes up from a nap she asks for it and they have to show her that it's right there with her.

SharonG/FL

Here is a link that might be useful: Zipper Quilt by Missouri Quilt Co

    Bookmark   September 30, 2014 at 10:56AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Danyel passed away early this morning. I'm so glad she was able to wrap in her quilt even if for a week.

Touch and hug your family whenever you get the chance.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 10:27AM
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nannykins

I am so sorry! But yes, glad she had the chance to be wrapped in love.
You are a good soul Sharon.
Theresa

    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 11:11AM
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msmeow

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I'm glad she had your quilt to wrap up in!

Donna

    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 12:06PM
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magothyrivergirl

So sorry! You gave her the gift of much needed joy and warmth. My condolences to her family and friends.

I really like the happy turquoise binding. You are so generous and caring. I'm glad you got it finished in time.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 1:43PM
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littlehelen_gw

My sympathies to you .... Feel comfort in her joy with your lovely quilt .

V.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2014 at 2:19PM
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bev2009

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's wonderful you were able to provide some comfort even if only for a short time.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2014 at 1:08PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you, ladies. I feel blessed to have you all as friends.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   October 4, 2014 at 6:52PM
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