Friday, March 30, 2012

1812…

Another top completed…another Scrappy Bargello! These quilt tops are so fun to make that I didn’t stop at one!  You might remember that just after I finished the bargello with larger squares I started a second one with 2” strips.

After completing the centre, which measured 54” square, I felt it needed more so I added a 3” border and then more scrappy strips.  The result…this rather large 69” square quilt top with 1812 individual squares. 

I’m thrilled with it and best of all was the look on my DH’s face when he realized each square was pieced… LOL I think I just confirmed to him that I’m just slightly mad :o)

Until next time....

20 comments:

Sue-Anne said...

The quilt look fantastic Jane! Well done!

susan said...

Cool quilt but is it me or do you have the Overture running through your head when you think 1812?

Liz said...

Only slightly mad? Join the club you are in very good company!

Timi said...

1812 individual squares??? WOW!!! You are very patient and the quilt is great! :o)

Kathie said...

never enough pieces in a quilt in mho! oh my though I read 1812 and thought of the War of 1812...guess those dates you had to memorize in history classes will never leave your mind!
LOVE the quilt and you are inspiring me to whip one of these quilts up soon!

Amanda said...

I can just hear the trumpets and cannons serenading your efforts. It looks lovely.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Great quilt! I like the hangers you used to hold it up for the pictures.

Ann J said...

Very Nice!! These are adictive aren't they - maybe time I made another one :-)

Luv...........Ann J

Terry said...

It looks wonderful! And we're all slightly mad, aren't we? LOL

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fabulous scrap quilt! Great idea to put on the blue border and another pieced border...very striking!

imquilternity said...

It's gorgeous. I love your fabric choices. Did you have a plan or did you just pick random fabrics. I would love to touch it! :)

Katherine said...

Oh, Jane! I love it. Truly gorgeous and scrapilicious... yum! I understand the madness. ;o)

Nanette Merrill said...

Really love it. I want it. Such a great way to use fabric you love but don't have much of.

Shirley said...

Fabulous quilt Jane. We know you are mad but we love you for it just the same. Now I can't get that tune out of my head.

Rosa said...

Fabulous!
This week I finished a barguello,a runner.

Katie said...

Mad? Possibly. :-) But that's a fabulous quilt.

Rose Marie said...

Mad or not ..... this is gorgeous! :o)

Lynda said...

This looks so good! The wide blue border is a perfect addition! Now all you have to do is quilt it!

Cathi said...

What an accomplishment - it is fabulous!

Tanya said...

I so like your scrappy bargello! I have a bin of strips and I'm thinking that this might be a good way to use them. Very inspiring!