I have a great finish to share today--the Odd Fellow's Gathering quilt!
Thanks so much to the commenter from last year who gave me the great name for this quilt! This is the second quilt from the Rainbow Scrap Challenge last year. This is a traditional block called Odd Fellow's Chain, and I made two Odd Fellow's blocks each month in the color of the month. Most of it was scraps, including the backgrounds, which are all scrap white on whites.
This was a tough quilt to photograph! I took it to the park but the sun was too bright against the snow and washed out all the color. I took a few others outside in the afternoon, but as you can see, it blew around a lot. It was also very, very cold outside and I didn't want to mess around with it too much more. I finally ended up taking this one indoors:
|That is a sunspot or something, not a stain on the carpet! I swear!|
As you can see, I once again went borderless. I just didn't find anything that I thought really complemented the quilt, and I think having no border enhances the piecing. And it was plenty big enough without another border. This is about 66 by 66. I used a very small sashing which finished at 1/2 inch wide, just to separate the blocks a little bit and so that I didn't have to match all of those seams. I think it saved me a lot of trouble and but still lets the pattern come through.
|Artsy photo in the snow!|
I think my favorite block here is the "odd man out," which is the reversed values block. He adds a fun touch to this very cheery quilt, I think. And I do like the secondary patterns created by placing the blocks together. See the stars in the corners, and the economy block shapes where the sides come together? Nifty, huh?
That's my big finish for this week! I am so pleased with it--and so very happy that it's done! I'm pretty sure I never would have made a whole quilt out of this block except for the challenge, so I am extra glad to have a finished quilt from the blocks I worked on this all year. (If anyone is interested in making this block, I do have a tutorial to post on Monday.)
The last picture I have for today is the view through my sewing room window:
Icy! Time for a thaw, I think!
Everyone have a great weekend. I had planned to take down some wallpaper in the bathroom this weekend (which is a horrible chore, if you've never done it) but now I think I'll wait a couple more weeks until it gets a little warmer. I've put it off this long, what's a little longer, right?
Happy sewing! Stay warm!
Linking to Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Amanda Jean at crazy mom quilts along with Angela at soscrappy for RSC15.