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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Turning Twenty

turning twenty tan revised

Turning Twenty - a great quilt to make when you want some mindless piecing and something SO easy to make! This was the first one I have done, but boy oh boy, if I need something for a gift, this is the way to go!
Joann's had fat quarters on sale for 99cents and since I belong to AQS, I get that extra 10% discount, so I figured that 90cent fat quarters would be fun to play with. 20 of them, $20.00,, not too bad! I had fun picking out colors and got lucky cause my Joann's had a good selection. (( just a word though,,, don't wash them first cause they really! shrink!! )) yea, I know, not the best quality of fabrics but I wasn't worried about that, I just wanted something very inexpensive that would be fast and fun to do.
Well, since they shrank on me, I had to revamp my cutting sizes so these blocks are probably not the exact size of the pattern -- but I'm really happy with it!
The top has been done for a little while but I needed to put on borders. I agonized over just the right colors to use (( don't ask me why this was so important,, it just was )) and kept holding up different fabrics to see what I wanted.DSC02197DSC02195 Can you tell I really wanted to use that coppery color ,,LOL!

Well, this is the final product. A simple double border. I Like it! I think the dark outer border gives it a perfect frame. The fabric is a black background with tan/beige leaves (?) and the inner border is a light tan with white flowers/leaves. I'm thinking it needs just a general meandering for the quilting,,, nothing fancy at all!

turning twenty tan revised 2 I'll make another one!

11 comments:

Babs Schmidt said...

Oh I just love it. Bring it on Saturday and show it off OK?

Kathy said...

Lookin' good Beth!

Amy said...

very nice colors., I think I better try one, I have the book and a tote full of F/Q's thanks for sharing

swooze said...

That turned out well. I would probably have tried that copper border as well.

Ruthie said...

That is just beautiful. I have a commissioned earthy colored quilt to make and I think I just found my inspiration.

Susan said...

I love your color selection. It looks like a fun pattern also.

Jeri said...

cute cute cute!!! I like the Turning Twenty pattern just a bit more than Yellow Brick Road. It really looks more "random".

tirane93 said...

dazzling! how very very you on those colors!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Doing this pattern is on my "to-do" list. I love seeing all the different versions of it out in blogland. Your 2 borders frame it nicely.

Cheers, QGB

Robyn *Ü* said...

Hey Beth, thanks for visiting my blog. Your quilts are gorgeous. I love the colors in that turning twenty.

Michelle said...

Oh, I love this! I have not made a turning twenty quilt yet, and I just love the rich colors you used!

Thank you for visiting my blog!
Michelle

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