Saturday, August 12, 2017

Second Scrappy Trip with Vintage Fabric

Still using those vintage strips but this time the quilt includes some pinks. It's a Grandmother Quilt for my college roommate. She says it reminds her of our junior year in college. {I'm not sure why that year in particular but she has a much better memory than I.} And she thinks stains won't show on this quilt very much. Ha!

Green Scrappy Trip with Red and Pink
A Grandmother Quilt is a way to celebrate. There's no way I could keep up with quilts for each grandchild of my friends. {Especially when I couldn't keep up with quilts for their children.} The grandmother or grandfather gets one on the birth of the first grandchild. They keep it and use it at their house. Or whatever. But no more quilts.

I'm still using my own method to make these blocks. Three blocks from each strip set. I prefer not having the same repeat on each side of the main diagonal. But look at that left side block with white on both sides of red/black. I like lots of green on both sides but wish I hadn't put white on both sides. Just need to pay attention to the sets and what is sewn next to what.

Like those late night ads say, "But wait. There's still more." Perhaps enough for two more small quilts. I'll leave those for another day. Definitely maybe this year. Ha.

We noticed this quote painted on a wall in San Francisco: "There's a loophole for that." So many places to apply it.

Enjoy the day, Ann

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  1. Gorgeous! Ha, that's MY trick! I make grandparents' quilts, too, for the first born. They deserve the special recognition!

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    1. I'm so glad we're on the same wavelength, Karen. I like the idea of keeping a quilt at the grandparents' house for each baby to use. I also like that it can be used by other grandchildren, not just the first.

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  2. I love the idea of Grandparent quilts -- and I do like your method for making the blocks from tube sets so that the fabrics repeat more randomly. Need to try this.

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    1. It's a good compromise that makes it a bit faster but is still non-repeating. At least not overtly. I was so impressed with myself to think up Grandparent Quilts, although I've since found others have had the same idea. Nothing new under the sun. They are a great place to use up scraps and extras from larger projects, too.

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  3. That's a good idea! Give a quilt to the new granny or grandpa to be kept with them and enjoyed by all visiting grand kids!

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    1. I like that it stays with the grandparents. Something special to use at their house.

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  4. you're looking too closely. It's terrific and sparkles with the white.

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    1. You're right, LeeAnn. I do like this top.

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  5. Lovely TAW I like the colors a lot...hugs, Julierose

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  6. I really like the way you place some of the reds and pinks off the main diagonal. Thanks for sharing your method!

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    1. You're welcome. I like these quilts with x's across them. It's just a matter of tracking which row you open up and alternating between the main and next-to-main.

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  7. Loving the addition of pinks with your vintage scraps! And such a nice idea, making a grandmother quilt.

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    1. I like the pinks added to the reds, too. But I didn't want to put them in the boy's quilt. Although, did you know that pink used to be the baby boy's color in the late 19th century while blue was the girl's. Not sure why that changed.

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  8. Keep it up with these scrappy trips...I am almost convinced I need to make one now!

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    1. You have the scraps to do it. I thought these were done for a while but finding a stash pre-cut... Well. This was the idea that came to mind first. I'm glad to get these together so quickly and that they look good.

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  9. I agree, great idea, a grandparent quilt!
    You're making good progress.

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  10. Oh those pinks do look good and I'm another grandma who loves the idea of a Grandparent quilt.

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  11. Looking good, and I'm another who loves the notion of a grandparent quilt; must remember that one. I like that the colours are coherent but not completely predictable - I think that's a great outcome from your way of doing the TAW.

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  12. It's looking great!! Love it!

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