Monday, November 22, 2010

Chopsticks Quilt

While at the Gwen Marston  Retreat I put together four "confetti" blocks into a larger block.  Then I slashed them and inserted narrow strips, like chopsticks.  Here are two corner areas blown up so you can see how the blocks were constructed.



I thought I would calm down the chaos by using blue sashing strips and yellow cornerstones. [When I said that to my Bee they all chuckled.  You mean that doesn't calm it down?]


Here's the whole thing,  47" x 60", not big enough for a twin bed, but a "snuggle" quilt.  For someone who likes bright colors!  Another UFO bites the dust.

Oh yes, here is  most of the back:


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Second to the last rehearsal for the Women's Chorus' Winter Concert to night.  We're getting there!  Mostly singing without the music; two more weeks to learn the rest.

Sara

Gratitudes:

Breakfast out with Charlie before exercise class
An incredibly warm day for November
Started pulling fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's new mystery

5 comments:

Kathie said...

Ilove quilts that are graphic and this one sure is!
looks like it was such a fun quilt to make.
congrats on finishing it. A nice memory of the retreat I am sure.
very fun to look at too.
Kathie

NorahS said...

Fun quilt! If the sashing doesn't calm it down, at least it contains it. You are doing great on the UFOs.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a cool quilt.

Finn said...

Love your Chopsticks! When I saw the title of the post, I thought you had worked with that Chopsticks pattern and templates from years and years back.
It's one of those things like Doreen Speckman's Peaky and Spike. It rest comfortable in a box or drawer somewhere, long hidden from the light of day.
Your version is wonderful, and yes, I like the blue and green added to calm things down. Great finish Sara! Hugs and Happy Turkey time, Finn

beth said...

I love this QUILT!!! wow!