Friday, April 8, 2016

Citrus Spin

I'm doing a little happy dance.  This quilt that started as demo blocks for a class I taught a few years back. Then hit a road block when I ran out of background fabric. But for good or bad I'm stubborn, and after an extensive internet search and even a request on this blog I found some. This beauty is a result of that stubbornness. Let my hubby know that personality flaw is not always bad. :)

 I pieced a scrappy back with two different grays and a bunch of Urban Chic scraps.
Here is a picture of the quilting.  I did this in each of those spinning circles.

 I finished off with a Caribbean blue binding.  Doesn't it look so happy in the spring sunshine?
 I went to my SQS group yesterday and also wanted to share this beauty by Diane with you. Isn't it AMAZING!!!!  I hate paper piecing and would never attempt something like this but man I can appreciate it!
 Also this little cutie by Sue.  It is Lori Holt's Farm Girl only Sue made her blocks 3". We often tease her that she would take a king size quilt and make it postage stamp size. I have to admit those mini blocks are sure cute. And did you notice her adorable bag. She made it at our last retreat.
I'm linking up to celebrate these finishes with Sarah, Cynthia, and Amanda Jean.

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16 comments:

  1. The piece by Diane is very striking. Good colors and sharp points.
    I could not get your quilt picture to enlarge enough for me to tell how the citrus blocks were made. Are they sort of a pineapple style of piecing?

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    1. I was wondering the same thing :)

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    2. They are spiderweb blocks you can find how I made them here http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com/2015/11/spinning-faster.html

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  2. Wow! I love your quilt, its just gorgeous!

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  3. Beautiful - those colors are just amazing!

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  4. I love it, Emily. Yeah for perseverance (or stubbornness)!

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  5. Beautiful quilt. The colors are so bright and cheery!

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  6. Love your citrus spin! and the other quilts are amazing!

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  7. Another fine finish and yes, it does look glorious in the spring sunshine there!

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  8. A wonderful finish! I love it! and the aqua blue is the perfect binding!

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  9. The colors in your quilt are perfect for spring. Nice finish! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF

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  10. What a great finish! I love your Citrus Spin quilt, the quilting on it is perfect!

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  11. That's not stubbornness ...that's persistence. And that persistence paid off. What a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt! You deserve the Happy Dance! You go, girl!

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  12. Definitely worth celebrating!!! I love it!!!

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  13. I love the way you made concentric circles from
    your kaleidoscope. And such luscious colors. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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