Monday, January 2, 2012

Quilt-A-Longs Part 1

It all started with the antique quilt just like this one.
Cheddar Cheese & Crackers
Then Strawberry Fields.
And Midnight Stars.

Here's the fabrics I chose for the block our next quiltalong.
Here's the two pinks I used for the background. They turned out a bit similar once the top was all together. See the different pink used in the antique? There is just a little bit of it, but it adds a bit of a surprise.
Here is my rendition.

Some of you may already picked your fabric. For the blocks get into your scrap bin because it won't take much, that's for sure!!

I kept the colorway the same as the original. The whole blocks- 2 brown, 2 navy, 2 red. The half blocks and quarter blocks all brown.

We will start with the whole blocks. You will need approximately;

Print: 1- 2 1/2" x 8" strip for each whole block
Background/Pink: 1 fat quarter will be plenty or enough background to make a fat quarter.

I'll be back with cutting instructions next.

I need to get my sample quilted. Now that BTCT borders are done that is next on my list.


PS If you have a great idea for a name I'd love to hear it!!



39 comments:

  1. Hi Lori,
    Since this my first quiltalong with you, will you be listing the measurements or do we use our own? I have some similar fabrics I can use so this will be good.
    Thanks,
    Sue

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  2. Hi, Lori.
    Happy New Year to you. I wan`t you to know even though I have not commented on your blog, I have been following all of your beautiful posts. I will be better at making comments on blogs I like more often this year. And yours I really like.
    It is very tempting to take part in your sew-a-long. I have friday off this week, and will look through my stash then.
    Best wishes for the new year.

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  3. Wish I could sew along with you. I need to get a whole lot of sewing done for work. Maybe I will just save the parts for later. ;)
    Enjoy!

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  4. I missed your other Quilt-A-Longs, but have resolved to play in this one. Thank you so much for sharing one to begin 2012. As for names, how about Strawberry Shoofly Pie?

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  5. I love pink and brown and of course cheddar. This looks like a fairly easy one to do so I think I'll jump on board.

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  6. Oooo, how about Valentine Shoofly Pie instead? The QAL will finish in February, right?

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  7. Another quilt-a-long...yeah! Love the pinks and browns, thanks for hosting this, a great way to start 2012.

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  8. How fun to see another one of your quilt-a-longs. These are always fun to see pop up in blogland as well.
    "The Humble Shoefly Sew Small"

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  9. I love the fabrics you selected!...Great tribute to the antique!!

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  10. My girls said, "Lemonade with berries"~
    I am SO in...but, I stink at computer, so no pics.

    THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. I enjoy my other antique repro babies SO very much! I'd have never done them were you not so stinkin' FUN!

    Lucy~

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  11. You are definitely making this irresistable, Lori! I'm currently working on finishing my version of your Strawberry Fields, which I loved. I like Pink Lemonade for this new quilt.

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  12. Oh fun - I know I bought some of those pinks in Sisters last summer.

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  13. I'm looking forward to participating! This is a sweet little quilt. I think yours is a good reproduction of the original.

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  14. I got my fabrics pulled. The quilt reminds me of Sunshine and Bubblegum. Can't wait to get the cutting instructions. Hugs

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  15. Hi, Lori,
    I thought of Bubblegum and Buttercups but I saw someone suggested Pink Lemonade and I think that is a cute name also. Have a great afternoon!

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  16. It's beautiful, your quilttop Lori. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I wish you a wonderful year with a lot of quilt and blog fun.

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  17. I was surprised when I checked my fabric stash to find no appropriate pinks! Since I've just promised myself not to buy new fabric for awhile, I'll be using a slightly different colorway - but I'm excited nonetheless!! I love doing these little quilts as it's very satisfying to see results after just a few hours of cutting and sewing.

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  18. Pink lemonade was my first thought.
    After your previous post I pulled out some 3" shoofly blocks I was gifted last year. A great block.
    Thanks for doing another quiltalong.

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  19. You really scored with the yellow spacer fabric! I don t have anything like that at all in my stash....but it seems familiar?

    Thx again!

    lizzy at gone to the beach

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  20. I love how it turned out!! Thanks for organizing this project!

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  21. I plan to participate, but since I'm not home, I may have to wait a while. I know I have yellow at home, but I think I'll buy some pink here as I can always use it on other projects. I might get yellow too if I see one I really like. Thanks for the QAL!!

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  22. Your version is just lovely Lori, I think I may just jump in with this, but need to buy some fabric LOL! any excuse is a good excuse!!!

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  23. Pink Lemonade was my first thought too. I made your other three QALs so count me in for this one as well! I am trying to make 2012 a work-from-the-stash year and will have no problem here.

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  24. I won't have to buy anything--just work from my stash. This one looks like great fun. Thanks for organizing one again, my favorite way to start the new year.
    Maybe "Berries and Cream" or "Cherries and Cream" -- but I really like the suggested "Pink Lemonade."

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  25. I need to dig through my repro fabrics to see if I can come anywhere close to these colors.
    I like the pink lemonade suggestion and the lemonade with berries is great. Combine them into Strawberry Lemonade or Raspberry Lemonade.

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  26. I like the Pink and Brown too. The only thing better might be the Turquoise and Brown. I'll have to look through my stash and Join you in making this cute little Quilt. Thanks for the QAL.

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  27. Love the little quilt and your version is a pretty good reproduction. I don't like pinks but I'll stay true to the antique quilt.

    As you promised it's not too difficult the hard part is selecting the fabrics!

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  28. love the funky half blocks on this! Great little quilt --and it is so you!!!

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  29. i like your little quilt. so i am definitely going to make one too. fun.

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  30. It's nice to see them all together. I love your brown fabrics.

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  31. I'm in! Just hope I can keep up!

    When I first set eyes on it I immediately thought of Strawberry Ice and Shoo-fly Pie. Yummo!

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  32. Hi Lori,
    Love your quilt-a-longs! Raspberry Fluff is my name idea.
    Maddy

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  33. Happy New Year, Lori!! I am so glad you are bringing us another quilt-along! Pink Lemonade looks like a quilt I NEED to make! Such a happy little quilt! :-)

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  34. I am going to quilt with you and am excited to do so. I haven't quilted in several months and this will be fun! I have lots of historic prints and I am loving the idea of cutting into them! Yay!

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  35. Happy New Year, Lori! Another great quilt along! Oh, too bad; I *have* to go buy pinks to go with the other fabrics I picked out from my stash. :-D I'm looking forward to adding this quiltlet to its sisters from your past quilt alongs.

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  36. Temptation is killing me!! This is really nice!

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  37. Better look through that stash of mine!

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  38. I have so many other projects to do I was going to let this go by...ha! 6 blocks made...didn't take long for those of you holding out. Bring on the next set of directions...time to play some more...lol!

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