Friday, March 9, 2018

Dick and Jane, 5 yard quilt

The first Wednesday of every month, I am privileged to meet and sew with 12 wonderful women. We call ourselves Loose Threads and we vary in age from 82 to 60. The first Wednesday in February I started putting this 5-yard quilt together. 


This quilt is approximately 52 X 68 . It is a pattern that I have used over and over. The focus fabric is called Go with Dick and Jane and was in my stash for  almost 18 years. The background looks a bit gray here, but it is a soft mint green.  The orange-y clamshell fabric and the gold were also in my stash.  I posted more detail on this post late last year.


The pattern calls for the inside border to be the same as the gold fabric in the offsetting block.
However, as I wrote in the 2017 post, the fabric has marks on it and I could not get it out or cut around it. So I decided on the dark brown.


I had just enough of the focus fabric to use it for the large outside border. I like it a lot and now that fabric is gone with the exception of about 4" by 18".  Because the fabric is directional, it took a bit of planning to cut it the proper way.  I don't have an idea for the backing, but will use the aqua/teal bubble fabric for the binding.  Because it is on one of my challenge lists, but only the top has to be completed, I am calling it done.  I don't quilt my own quilts, only table toppers, place mats and small stuff. So this will wait for a backing and for my long arm quilter to have time (she bought a new house and is going to Paducah in April) and for me to have some extra dollars! 

I will be linking up with Finished or Not Friday and Finish It Up Friday. 

Stay Busy and Stay Happy

16 comments:

  1. What a perfect pattern for showcasing a focus fabric. I too have to stack my quilts up waiting for a quilter to have time and to have the money for the quilting on larger projects. Your quilt top turned out great.

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    1. Thanks. It is sometimes hard to put them aside to wait for the "right" time.

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  2. Hey better a loose thread than a loose cannon :-D Love that focus fabric. It makes a darling quilt. Lucky recipient.

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    1. Thanks Preeti! The fabric is pretty cute!

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  3. I love the name of your little group! And love the 5 yard quilt... is is so cute xx

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    1. Thanks Joy! We have a great time. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog!

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  4. Great nostalgia for many with the Dick and Jane fabric!

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    1. It's been a long time since grade school! But the fabric is fun!

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  5. What a cute pattern!! Your fabrics worked perfectly within the design.

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  6. Dick & Jane and Spot and Puff! I learned to read with them many, many years ago! Love the fabric! You did a nice job featuring them in your quilt!

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  7. Cute pattern and fabric for a girl. Did you have someone in mind.

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    1. It is a favorite pattern of mine. Seems like there is always a fabric that begs to be featured.

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  8. That is such a cute quilt! I had forgotten about the little dog with Dick and Jane. It's too bad they didn't grow up along with us.

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    1. It is a great fabric. I am so glad I finally got it out in the "open"!

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  9. Cute quilt! That would be great for a fabric I saw yesterday. I didn't buy it because I wasn't sure what to do with such a big, directional print.

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  10. Your quilt is so pretty! The brown works perfectly and I love this pattern! Thank you for sharing!

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