Friday, January 6, 2012

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?? Fun and Bright....


Hi, all!

Well, it's Friday again - the first one of 2012!  I'm excited to see what everyone's been working on - whether it's cleaning up your sewing space, finishing up old UFOs, or starting some new-FOs!  

The quilt I want to share is one I made as a commission for a friend's daughter.  The mom and daughter chose the fabrics for a sudoku quilt - then mom decided she wanted the quilt to be twin sized.  After much figuring on graph paper, I came up with a way to make the sudoku pattern work in a twin size.....


With the addition of extra borders, and a piano key border, I got it up to twin size.  The piano key border was fun - I took all the leftover fabrics from the sudoku blocks, cut them into 2" strips, sewed them together in one long strip, and basically did a 1600 quilt top with them - then cut it into the strips for the piano key borders.  It was a fast and easy way to create the look, and use up all the scraps!




I love the quilting, too - I was debating what color to use, black or white - then the mom suggested lime green - brilliant!  It looks so nice on all the fabrics....



And I used the last few pieces of the 1600 quilt top to enhance the pieced back.  I love using up scraps!!


So that's my whoop whoop for the week (although I finished it before Christmas!)  Now it's your turn - what have you been working on this week?  Link up and share - you've got until Saturday night to join in!  Be sure and check out your fellow linkers, too - it's a great way to get inspiration!!


Hugs!


Sarah


25 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great quilt! Now that is a technique I need to use on a border - love piano key borders and this is so simple to do, thank you. I have a lime green I like to use in quilting, too. Love the back, too.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am cleaning up and organizing all my stuff so I know what I need to do in 2012. Finally started working on Orca Bay!

Carla said...

How I love this quilt,... pattern, boldness, color, and quilting! When I saw the backing I give a giggle. When you see my link, you'll see why.
I am finishing up the last of the quilt tops from last year before I allow myself another large project. Just two more to go!

Diane said...

Love those bright colors with the black! Thanks for hosting! The target of sharing today helped get me over a hump this week.

Mary said...

Yep, love the lime green! Great choice!

Pattilou said...

What a fun, bright quilt! I like the backing too! Your inspiration for the piano key border is one I'm going to have to remember. It seems like a no stress way to pull lots of colors together without the worry of too much matching close together. And, don't you love how they can turn a square quilt into a long one.

beth said...

A Bright and happy quilt. The BEST kind!

Laurel said...

This is a very cool quilt and it made me smile. Well done!

verobirdie said...

I love it! Ok i'm partial,since I love bright colors...

P. said...

What a brilliant idea to cut your piano key border from a "1600"! It sure is a cheery quilt! It's nice to have something bright, especially this time of year. Whoop whoop!

Talin's Corner said...

I love bright quilts, great job! It turned out beautifully.

greelyrita said...

Such a bright and happy quilt to start the year! Whoop! Whoop! And you're right the green quilting looks terrific!!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Beautiful Quilt! Love the piano key borders! I am sure they were very happy!

Deb said...

So bright and colorful.. Just lovely.

harleywife57 said...

Love your quilt Sarah ! what a joy it must have been to make ( AND get paid to make such a cheery quilt !) .

Hollie said...

It's so bright and cheery Sarah. I am sure they love it!

Karen said...

I love your quilt. It is so bright and stunning. Piano keys are one of my favorite borders.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your brightly colored quilt. that black border really sets it off. Great quilt.

Staci said...

Love your happy, bright quilt! Whoop, Whoop Whoop!

Sue Daurio said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! I LOVE the bright colors. That's a great quilt, just makes ya wanna smile :)

Michelle said...

What a happy quilt! I love the lime green quilting thread too. :-)

Megan said...

Oooooh, pretty. Those piano key borders really make the quilt something special. Hooray for using up those strips to avoid leftovers!

FabricsNQuilts said...

Love this quilt! Whoop Whoop!!
I am glad to be catching up so I can catch up with my fave bloggers too!

Suzanne Olivier said...

This quilt is beautiful. I just put together the Sudoku squares, and was trying to decide how to make it bigger. Could you please share the measurements of your borders and the piano keys - thanks much!

Sarah Craig said...

Suzanne, you're a no-reply blogger so I'll try to answer you here. I made this over two years ago, so I don't remember the exact dimensions, but I was trying to make it large enough for a twin bed. The borders on top and bottom are bigger than the side borders. If you want to email me directly so we can discuss in more detail, I'm at salliesue (at) clearwire (dot) net.