Sunday, July 15, 2012

scrappy Sundays-alternates

Today Cheryl and I wanted to share a few of our alternate quilts from the book. We are both sewing up each other's quilts, which is quite fun! And shockingly enough, we haven't run out of scraps yet! :)
Just this morning I finished up this quilt top...my version of Cheryl's Sunday Morning pattern. I. LOVE. this. quilt. It measures 70"x90".  
This is an alternate of the splash quilt (you can see the original here). I sewed this one up as a triple check of the pattern instructions. (That's the danger of making a quilt improv style and THEN writing the pattern. But I'd do it all over again.) It's fun to have the quilt made up in different color ways. I've been a pink and green girl for a long time, so this quilt feels very "me".
And last, but not least, this is my version of Cheryl's Grass quilt. I used my strings to make horizontal sashing strips rather than vertical sashing. I'm calling this one Summertime.
For the back, I used some soft, pretty fabrics from my stash, in keeping with the easy summer feeling. I love how it came together. My friend Marcia was kind enough to let me quilt it on her long arm. It was awesome to start quilting it at 11:30am, and to have the binding on (machine done, of course) and in the washer by 4pm that afternoon. Lickety split!

If you've sewn up anything from the book, we'd love to see your take on our patterns. Please feel free to upload your photos to the Sunday Morning Quilts flickr group!

31 comments:

Anina said...

Love it all!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love them all but your version of Cheryl's quilt is amazing!!

Linda said...

Love the Summertime quilt! Those colors are my favert! :)

Sara said...

I agree with you on the one you finished this morning:):) So much color pop going on there! I am bad usually and don't use small scraps which is anything 3" and smaller. I know I am making you cringe right about now. I get lazy about it perhaps,don't know.

Anyway have a great Sunday!!

Kar said...

Love them all! I so need to get working on some projects from your book. I've only had it since it's release and I keep looking through it over and over. I need to get my tail moving. :)

Beth said...

More quilts I need to make. All fantastic

Karen said...

These are gorgeous quilts, but I must say my very favorite is your version of Cheryl's quilt at the top! Love the colors and design and it looks SO cozy and homey!

Karen

Susan said...

Wow. Especially love the top one. Thanks for keeping me/us inspired! sdorsey@psln.com

Di~ said...

This is so fun. You make me want to do every quilt! I just posted a scrappy quilt or two that you inspired...:)

VeeV said...

Beautiful.....as always...
oh oh..... do i hear the yearning for a quilting frame??? the do make a mid-arm frame, and your juki will fit right on it...... a perfect alternative.

i love the backing!!
xo
eva

Cherie said...

Fantastic looking quilts! Loving those patterns. I may have to invest in the book after I've saved some money =D

Also I've added some new fabrics into my swap shop, as well as a new one via Flickr. If you're interested feel free to check them out =D
http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/p/cheraldines-swap-shop.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibescheraldine/sets/72157630591128322/

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! I have ordered your book, and I look forward to see it!! Love the first picture, and earlier today I have collected my low volume fabric..... and I want to start sawing.....AnneK:-)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful quilts! I do own your book after checking it our from the library and realizing that I need to BUY this book! I am currently working on a checkerboard quilt from your book and it's my very first quilt! I am making mine a bit smaller than yours. It's going to be a lap blanket. I am posting my progress on my blog if you are interested. I have three posts so far talking about my progress. Here's a link:
http://itsmylife-scrappysteph.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the inspiration to start making my very *1st* quilt!

Jess said...

I just can't stop looking at your version of the Sunday Morning quilt. It is fantastic! I would be afraid to use so many different patterns, and at first I wasn't so sure about the low volume look, but it just works on so many levels. Well Done and thank you for sharing!

Beth said...

They all look great! I want to make something from the book as soon as I finish the two quilts I'm working on now. I haven't yet decided which Sunday Morning Quilts design to make!

Esch House Quilts said...

I love all three! It is so much fun to see the alternate versions :)

Danielle Hudson said...

I love the strings in the sashing! I'm going to have to try that!

Nancy said...

I just bought the book yesterday!! Can;t wait to find time to sit and read it from cover to cover..

Marit said...

Love both your quilts a lot!!! Now I really need to get back to my Sunday Morning blocks...
; )

Flowers in the Window said...

All gorgeous as ever :) Maggie xx

Barb said...

great scrap quilts! especially love the first one.

Suzanne said...

Your post and Cheryl's make me want to run to my book and compare them. They are true testaments to your personalities.

Rachel said...

Love the different versions! Crazy how beautiful they are but how different they can look!

Terriaw said...

Wow, you sewed that quilt top together pretty fast. Looks fab! How fun to be able to make each other's quilts, adding your own style. Beautiful!

Karen Sue said...

just mailed a quilt to a bride and groom, quilting a graduation quilt and planning another wedding one after our trip to Lancaster for JONAH and fabric!!
I;m loving these quilts! Can't decide what to do next!!

Clair said...

The pink and green reminds me of watermelon.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

So pretty!

PS -- Missing Finish It Friday right now. I finally had a finished quilt to show off!

((giveaway on my blog!!))

quirky granola girl said...

i just got caught up on reading your blog. that low volume quilt is AMAZING! i first heard "low volume" from you and now i'm seeing it everywhere. i think you are a trend setter, my dear. Flaun and i were talking about you and the retreat when we got together to sew last weekend. all good things. just wanted to let you know if your ears were buzzing. i miss chatting with you. i think we should do it again soon :)

Mama Pea said...

I love them all! Now you know why I want a longarm!

Live a Colorful Life said...

How fun to see the alternates!

Chara Michele said...

If I wasn't already convinced I needed your book, this would have convinced me completely! Love these quilts!!