Monday, June 3, 2013

CRAZY EIGHTS

After piecing the quilt from my previous post, I thought I should really finish something on my UFO list. I looked around my sewing room and this quilt caught my eye.  It's not very big, so I figured it wouldn't take long.





In an effort to use what I had, I dug around for a suitable backing. It was just shy in width so I had to add a piece.  I seamed together 3 pieces of batting scraps, and the binding is made up of strips of the border fabric and a solid grey because I didn't have enough of either. Good grief, it's a wonder this got finished at all!


I quilted it a 1/4" on either side of the seams. I like the little square the quilting makes at the intersections.



The quilt is 45 x 52 and done  : )


Also I foundation pieced this little bee after seeing one at A Quilters Table. It's a free download from Badskirt. So cute!  I added some strips around it to bring it up to a block size I can use in my quilt.


.......and another one for Katja because she liked it. I need to embroider the antennae.


That's it for today. Have a great week!

quilt stats :
pattern is Crazy Eights
45 x 52
quilted and pieced by me

40 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

You did well to get the quilt finished with bits and pieces! Others would have used that as an excuse to put it back in the WIPs pile! And your bees are 'the bees knees'!!!!

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

I like the colors of the quilt and love those little bees!

Cindy Sharp said...

You've changed your header! Love it.

Congratulations on the finishes.

Karen said...

This quilt looks great. Definitely worth the effort to finish it. Lovely colours.
The bee block looks fantastic!

Hilachas said...

What a wonderful finish that quilt is. It turned out beautifully. Love your bee. I'll have to check-out that pattern

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Great quilt! The colours are gorgeous and I love the pop of orange! The bee is fabulous!

Needled Mom said...

The quilt is just beautiful. I love your fabric choices and your bee is so sweet.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love the UFO you finished...I find it challenging and fun to pull backing pieces from my stash. Usually it works out just fine! The backing you did is cool! Thanks for sharing!

Caroline said...

I love your fussy cutting on the bees!

Peg said...

Cute little bee! And love the colors in the teal and grey, what a perfect snuggle quilt!

Teresa in Music City said...

Thanks for sharing the little "bee" pattern! I have a ton of friends who are "bee" crazy :*) And I love your quilt - you get extra credit for using up scrap pieces for the backing and batting and binding - you go girl!!!

Lynne said...

LOVE the little strip of orange on your quilt! I have that bee block downloaded and can't wait to make it when I get home. Yours looks great!

Heidi Staples said...

This is gorgeous! I love these prints together, and that bee is darling!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love those little squares the quilting makes too, I'm a big fan of that style of quilting.

Heather D. said...

The quilt is beautiful Carla. I really like the bright skinny border. It adds so much interest.

Heather said...

Great easy quilt that beautifully showcases those fun prints!

Kelly said...

Love them both!

OPQuilt said...

I love that you put that quilt together from what you had in your sewing room! I love that kind of challenge--it's always easier to go find something new, but I think the challenge of using what we have makes the quilt more dear. Love the pieced back, too!

And those bees! Fabulous! Thanks for the link.

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Celtic Thistle said...

Your quilt has turned out beautifully, definitely worth all that effort!

Love your hexie bee too.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Grace! Your new quilt is so beautiful! Great photos and I love the orange thin border - goes so well with the grey! x Teje

Deborah said...

Lovely quilt! So great that you pieced it together in such an original way. And I love the bee block. I'd love to have an entire quilt made of them!! :o)

quiltmania said...

You are becoming a quilting machine. Good for you, it looks wonderful.

Annabella said...

I love those finishes where you use what you have and it all comes together so well - a great finish. Oh, and I love those bees!

Carla said...

I would have thrown it back in the pile, but you hung with it and got it done. Way to go. It is lovely. I think those bees are so cute. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

vintage grey said...

Beautiful and love all the colors, especially the grey!! Cute bees!! xo Heather

CitricSugar said...

The quilt looks gorgeous - those intersections make me happy, too.

Your bee is so cute - the fussy cut wings are too perfect! :-)

Live a Colorful Life said...

In love with the hexie bees!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Do you mind telling me (again) the name of the fabric line with the bees?

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

Love the colors on your quilt and that bee is too cute!
Carol

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the quilt! And that bee is so so cute!

Carrie P. said...

your quilt is lovely. congrats on your finish.
the bees are so cute.

beaquilter said...

cute quilt, but I LOVE that Bee! would make a cute pin cushion as a hexagon....

Kathy LeBlanc said...

I really like the way you quilted the little quilt. I also love the bee block. My 20 month old grandson is in love with bees, I think I'll make him a little nap quilt out of these blocks. Thanks for the link and the inspiration.

Katja said...

I LOVE my bee!
I've been playing around with a few bees inside a hexagon since I saw this one on Pinterest some time ago.
Maybe the bee from you will get me going!
Thanks so much Carla for my first bee! :)

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Sarah Lizzie said...

What a beautiful quilt!! It looks as if it was always meant to be. Love, love the colours...bright and refreshing...love, love the fabric designs!! Wonderful!!

Emma said...

What a cute little bee. Thanks for sharing where you found the pattern.

Janine said...

Congrats on finishing this lovely quilt! I like the bees too :)

Mama Pea said...

So great!
love the bees!

Ariane said...

Your finished quilt is beautiful!! I love your bee blocks!!! Gorgeous!!