Saturday, March 2, 2013

Exuberant Spring

I love the word exuberant --and this quilt is just that!

Exuberant Spring
I used the leftover fabric from the quilt I made for my daughter last year, I love these bright colors.

The quilt started out as a disappearing nine patch, but I discovered (the hard way) that the small corner pieces weren't the right color.  Back to the drawing board - thank goodness for The Electric Quilt program!  Ended up with patches that worked as long as each vertical row was offset 1/2 block.

I also had to change the location of the small blocks depending on the direction the colored area was going -- for example,  if the colored area went to the right, then the small block was on the right side of the block.  Confused?  I sure was, but after some trial and error, the top looks great!

I tried to work in the yellow fabric, but it was just too "yellow".  Yellow can be a tough color.  So I took out the yellow blocks and replaced them with orange.

I'm debating whether to leave it like this, and have it lap quilt or wall hanging size, or put a border or some more rows to make it bigger.

What do you think?



  1. It IS exuberant, isn't it! I think after seeing that BEAUTIFUL quilt you did above that gave you these scraps to work with, that my opinion isn't worth much. But, I'm sure you could figure out a border to use some more of those wonderful spring colors. Otherwise, it would make a great lap quilt.

    And, I am really impressed with how gorgeous, stunning, wonderful....that finished quilt is. You do wonderful work. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hello Mary! I'm stopping by from FaFF to say hello and admire your beautiful quilt. It has been years since I have used Electric Quilt but I remember it to be a great program to help with visual design. Borders would be nice on your quilt, made to look like paint chips? Anyway you finish it, it will be stunning. I'm your newest follower, hope you will stop by and follow me back!