Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Left Over Blocks

This weekend I realized that apart from BOM's and the tumblers that I am using as "leaders and enders" (plus that never ending hand quilting!), I wasn't working on a particular project.

When I was sorting through my stash to decide on what to work on next, I found these 8 leftover Alabama Variation blocks from the Thread Head Quilt Along.

I pieced another block to add to them -

Then made an applique to add to the center. I designed a brown bird because of all the robin babies that are around the yard. I used the freezer paper method for this applique.

It is 27" square table topper or wall hanging. I used wool batting and Aurifil thread top and bottom, except for the applique where I used Invisafil thread on top.

I quilted lines with the walking foot through the black squares. I free motion quilted feathers around the bird and

feathered wreaths in all the squares.

I am pleased that I finally used the leftover blocks and now I can start on a new project.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Very nice table topper.

Myra said...

That's adorable Joanne! Love it! 8-)

Mary L. said...

It looks wonderful. Did you mark your wreaths? They look so perfect.

Linda said...

What a great way to use your leftover blocks! Love they way you added the appliqué! Beautiful quilting!!

Needled Mom said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!!! You did such a beautiful job on it and I know you will love using it.

corina said...

Wish my project leftovers would look as good as yours!

Denise said...

Nice!!!!

Wendy said...

So cute and so quick! I love it!

Elyte said...

What a beautiful result.

Dee said...

What a great idea for left over blocks! You really do get your projects finished quickly.

Stray Stitches said...

BEAUTIFUL! What a wonderful use of left over blocks :) Gorgeous table topper/wall hanging!!

Joan said...

You never cease to amaze me Joanne - Just love your work!

Jan said...

What a great quilt! Leftovers have a way of designing another quilt, don't they?!

Kathy said...

What a difference from start to finish! I thought at first, it was two different quilts! Your bird/flower appliques are just beautiful. You are VERY talented! Thanks for sharing your photos/ideas/techniques with us.

Linda said...

This is a beautiful quilt...love the colors, love the applique. Not to mention the quilting! Bravo!

qwendi said...

Your quilting is beautiful.....

Julia said...

What a great idea for left over blocks! You are so creative Joanne.
Beautiful!
Julia ♥

Gloria said...

Gorgeous quilt! Lovely applique! Nice work!

Sarah said...

What a stunning litle project from "leftovers" - The bird really makes the whole design come together.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Well that's really clever!

Karen said...

Well I hope you can enter that into a competition of some kind. It's so beautiful and so unique! Fantastic job!