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Monday, April 15, 2019

Graduation Quilt

A dear friend has a daughter who will be graduating from
high school this year.
Two years ago her sister graduated and I made a quilt for the occasion.
Time to make a quilt for this graduate.

Last year I bought this kit on Craftsy for a deal
and it's been sitting in my cabinet,
waiting for its turn to come out and play.

After making the Escher quilt,
I needed something mindless and easy.
No seam rippers were involved in the creating of these blocks!

There are two small blocks that make up the big blocks for this design.
 If I were to make this quilt again,
I would add more fabrics to the mix.
Actually, what I would do is have a solid fabric in place of the
light fabrics in these blocks.

It's been a challenge to arrange the blocks so that
like fabrics aren't together.
Finally, I said it's done.
There are patches of the same flowers
together in nature,
so I can have like fabrics together in my quilts.

 Hopefully this will be a completed top by the end of the week
and then will go in the
"to be quilted" pile.

(I did just move the block closest to us
so those green pieces aren't lined up together.)


This is the 12 1/2" unfinished block that makes up this quilt.

I'm linking to Design Wall Monday today.

Happy Quilting!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quilt doesn't look "mindless" it must be easier to piece then it looks

Libby in TN said...

That's such a cheerful quilt. Love the pattern. I agree, a solid or something less busy for the lights would definitely calm it down. What size are the blocks?

Needled Mom said...

I really like this one, Ramona. It would be fun to do it in a scrappy version with just two colors. I'll have to add this one to my "someday list". You are always tempting me with such great patterns. That will make a fabulous graduation gift.

Churn Dash said...

I love this quilt! I have a friend who is always looking for ways to use up scraps. Of course the look of a quilt depends on the quality of the scraps, yours shines!


Judy D in WA said...

I love this one too! You are such a generous friend!

straythreads said...

Oh that’s fun so many colors like spring,! You should give quilts to the people you love now rather than let the kids give them to goodwill or whoever when you are gone and there will still be a starch they have to deal with
Snow is melting

Rebecca Grace said...

What a lovely, scrappy, cheerful graduation quilt, Ramona! She's going to love it. And no, it doesn't look "mindless" to me, either. I do that, too -- notice something in a photo that I didn't see in person looking at the layout. Wonder why that is?! Happy quilting!

Vicki in MN said...

What a wonderful colorful explosion!!

Julie said...

What a wonderful gift and a great bright quilt for a graduate! I am working on a birthday gift quilt and hope to be done this weekend, we shall see!

Nann said...

Coming to visit on Libby's recommendation. What a nifty scrappy block!

Nann said...

Coming to visit on Libby's recommendation. What a nifty scrappy block!