Friday, June 11, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday #8: Autumn Nickel Quilt Top

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These are all scraps that I’ve had around for years.  Individually, these squares are outdated and not very appealing.  But put them together in a scrappy quilt, and they all somehow work beautifully together! 

Just finished this quilt top yesterday and it measures 57” square.  It’s another nickel quilt from Pat Speth’s “Nickel Quilts” book.  I just love this series of books!

This pattern is “Autumn Stretched Star”  and I used an alternate block arrangement.  The design is created with 5-inch squares from a fall-theme fabric and 2-1/2” squares in a cream color.  This was a really easy and fast pattern … great for a beginner!

Am linking up again to Amy's Sew and Tell Fridays … what sewing project have you been up to?

17 comments:

  1. Love, love your quilt. I just bought a 10" layer cake and *smack to head* forgot about nickel quilts. Great idea! Thanks!

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  2. Pat's books are fantastic! You did a great job with your scraps. It is interesting how fabrics sometimes are just not appealing on their own, but fantastic together. Great job!

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  3. Wow, I love it! I don't think I've ever seen this pattern. Very nice:)

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  4. I love her books and too! Lovely quilt!

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  5. So true - put those fabrics together in a scrappy quilt and you have such an appealing quilt. It looks soo good.

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  6. I really like the colors you used. Makes me want to curl up at a log cabin in an autumn night.

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  7. Wow, what a beauty!! Love your colour choices.

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  8. those colors are beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Even if the colors are outdated, they look great together on your quilt!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love those warm autumn colors you used--and I'm usually a jewel-tone person. :-) Wonderful pattern too.

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  11. Very nice! I love autumn colors.

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  12. I love scrap quilts and I am agree with you the squares works beautifully together. Thank you for the great idea about scraps.

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  13. Beautiful! I'm going to have to check out Nickel Quilts!

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  14. What a great pattern to show off your scraps. The quilt looks wonderful!

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  15. This is so pretty. Living in Moçambique for almost a year, we missed "autumn". I didn't think I'd miss it, since I'm more of a spring and summer kind of gal; but when I saw the beautiful autumn photos and projects on different blogs, I really missed it. Your quilt is beautiful!

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