Monday, September 11, 2017

Diagonal stripes

The project I started a couple weeks ago is now completely done and I love how it turned out!  The snowman is the only part that was a pre-printed panel (his counterparts will be done later).  I added on the one inch aqua border around him.  The pinwheels were some leftover half square triangles from the flip and sew corners of another project.  I just happened to have more of the red and white fabric to carry on with the checkerboard and stripe border.  

It took a bit of putzing with the diagonal strips to get them just right, but I think the effort was worth it.  So I strip pieced a WOF x 2" of the black, white and aqua to make the stripe. They were then cut on the 45 degree to get the diagonal. I measured and added the red and mitered the corners.  I don't really like mitering, but this one just called for it to be done.
 

 The quilting was fun too, diagonal strips, crosshatching, and straight lines.

And some fun continous curve swirly designs in the pinwheels.
  

Fun all over swirls to represent the wind whirling around with the snowflakes.

I don't usually think aqua for Christmas but he had it in his scarf so I went with it and I really think it is fresh and fun looking.  My neighbor saw it and really liked it, she might end up buying it she said.  I am totally OK with that!!

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23 comments:

  1. He's adorable! The diagonal piecing really makes this quilt pop. Great job! And I've seen aqua in Christmas things more and more. Or maybe more winter things. It's so cute!

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  2. I like the colors, even the aqua!

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  3. I like the aqua and red together, too! Your quilting is always so perfect for each different part of the project!

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  4. I love aqua and red Christmas decorations, bright and cheery. The mitered corners are a nice touch on the borders of this quilt. Will this one be going to your craft show if your neighbor doesn't snatch it up?

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  5. Your putzing was so well worth it. Wonderful idea. Colors are perfect.

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  6. Oh now - that is awesome!! what a great idea!

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  7. I love aqua for Christmas and it looks so good in this mini! The diagonal stripes make the center pop. The entire thing is so fun!

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  8. I love how you did the border! Such a great idea and very well executed!

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  9. Hi Vicki,
    Oh, this is just SO SO cute! I love the diagonal piecing in the borders. That really just makes the whole project pop - perfect. Your putzing with it was just the right touch, and I love the quilting too. I would buy it! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  10. I'm so glad you wrote about your diagonal stripey piece! I just love this border treatment :) Aqua is very modern in winter scenes like this, too. Fun project!

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  11. The stripes are very striking. It turned out super cute. I have always like spirals and swirls on snow flake projects,

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  12. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 11, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    really cute

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  13. Oh, I'd be crushing on that, too, if I were smart enough to make it. It's just the greatest!

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  14. Your snowman is really cute! Love your work!!! Vivian wvoaks at comcast dot net

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  15. That is really cute! I love the quilting that you did too.

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  16. I love him! This looks fantastic! The aqua, the pinwheels, checks, and quilting are all so perfect together. Great job, Vicki!

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  17. Love, Love, LOVE this little guy!! Your diagonal stripes are really eye catching & "yay you" for mitering the corners. I'm impressed!

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  18. really cute great job on the border

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  19. This is such a fun piece. The quilting is just perfect for it.

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