Friday, February 17, 2012

Champagne Quilters Update

As you can see, the quilt is getting smaller. I thought I would show you some of the fabrics that we used. We get donations from various people but these were mainly from our guild. I picked up a couple of bags of pre-cut strips that were on the giveaway table. There was a note attached that said you had to take the whole bag - you were not allowed to open it up and just take what you wanted. We ended up with this huge quilt of 8" blocks. It measures 11 blocks across and 12 blocks down with a 3" border. There was still a lot of fabric left so we brought the bags back for someone else to use.

An orange slice peeking out.

Little bird houses.

We used light coloured fabrics on one side of the black strip and darker ones on the other.

We used whatever was in the bag - even Christmas fabrics since you would see so little of it.

Butterflies and flowers.

Happy sunflowers.

Baseball players...

all mixed in.

Some fabrics were easy to relegate into the light or dark pile...
but others were hard so we had to make an executive decision at times. The bottom left corner was an iffy one but it really depends on what you put beside it. We also left out any fabric that were solids because they really stuck out and your eye automatically went to it.

Cows, chickens, chicks and eggs.

Pumpkin man and maybe a scarecrow on the left.

Some with writing.

Gorgeous colours and more writing.

And this is one I keep looking at as I quilt.

My favourite little piece. Love the colours and scenery.


  1. You have managed to make a very nice mix of the fabrics.

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  3. What a great quilt! Lots of interesting fabrics. I'm sure kids especially would love it!

  4. The ideas and images that is put into fabrics never ceases to amaze me! I wonder if any subject has NOT been used on fabric?

  5. This looks like such a fun quilt - I think you could look at it over and over and see something new every time.

  6. What a terrific string quilt. Thanks for sharing. I am a quilter that hails from Edmonton- it is always nice to meet another quilting Canadian. My mother's first name is Dolores as well and she spells it the exact same way.
    I like how many different scraps you had in the quilt. I have not made a string quilt- I am thinking that you used the same fabric for the central string. You had some great fabrics in that bag- loved the dragonflies - look like a Laurel Burch design.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  7. Hi Delores.....I just awarded you the Liebster Award....if you would like to accept and pass it on..please check out my post.


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