Monday, August 17, 2015

Cheery O's!

Sorry I've been so quiet around here lately.  I have been busy though.  I've had a busy summer, and I've been madly sewing to have a quilt or three to hang in the quilt show in October.

Cheery O's has achieved flimsy status!

Cheery O's
60 x 74 inches
These were the 'Big O' blocks I won from Block Lotto in December of last year (2014).  We were supposed to use black or another very dark color for the background and the bright fabrics were quilter's choice - whatever we wanted.  These blocks were a lot of fun to make, and very easy.


The pattern is actually one quarter of a circle, and you need 4 blocks to make a complete circle, which finishes at 14 inches.  So making the quilt goes pretty quickly!


I made a few more blocks to complete the rainbow color scheme I was doing, and the unused blocks will be on the back.


I dug into my scrap bins for all the blocks that I made.  I didn't even make a dent!


I decided that I needed to make some smaller O's to go in the corners, so I drafted the block out.  The quarter squares finish at 3 1/2 inches and the complete circle measures 7 inches.  And even though they were small, they were still easy to make.


I made some more blocks to finish the ends of the middle row.  If you enlarge the photo, you can see the black on black print I used for the border.  I found that at Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon.

Shade doing his inspection
The top is currently at my long-armer Shari's, waiting to get quilted.  I can't wait to see how she quilts this.  I left it up to her, and I know she'll do a great job.

"It looks good, Mom."
Note his excellent cat hair addition.
I think this block has a lot of possibilities, and would like to play with it some more in the future.  Thanks, Sophie, for a fun pattern!   Here is the link to the pattern, if you'd like to play with it too.

Now I'm working on another Block Lotto win.  Ready to add the borders this week.  Here's a sneak peek:



I hope you have a creative week!

10 comments:

  1. Looks great Sharon. Have always loved Amish quilts - the contrast of brights with black-and this is a fun scrappy way to achieve similar effect but not so rigid. Good luck with the quilt show projects.

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  2. Looks great Sharon. Have always loved Amish quilts - the contrast of brights with black-and this is a fun scrappy way to achieve similar effect but not so rigid. Good luck with the quilt show projects.

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  3. Your Os are fun & I like the staggered layout. Yes, I may have to try this myself.
    Tiny stars always make me swoon!

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  4. I love how you used the Big O's ... and can't wait to see what you're doing with those star blocks. Please be sure to add them to the show and tell gallery on Blocklotto.com when you're done.

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  5. I never remember who I mail to. Then a pink fabric jumped out at me,
    And then another
    And another! Love the quilt! Looking forward to seeing the stars.

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  6. What a great quilt and a fun name for it. I'm looking forward to seeing how Shari quilts it too! I love the little twinkling group of stars too, I know you'll have fun with those.

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  7. Great quilt top layout - gorgeous kitty - thanks for the link, too.

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  8. Love the scrappiness of these colorful Os. Great job!

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