Blue is the New Brown


The pattern is written and I made this quilt to test the directions.  All I have left is the setting triangles and iborders and it will be done.  I think I like it better, or at least as much in the blue.  This quilt is so quick!  I wrote the instructions yesterday morning and started sewing late yesterday afternoon and have done a few things in between.  Yep, sleep was one of them!  🙂



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    The quilt looks wonderful…I do like the blue better…….and now a question…..Are you going to ask Vince if he likes this quilt??? Would make a great Christmas present and it’s not brown!!!!

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    Robin says

    I second that- YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! I’m in awe! It would take me so much longer to piece that and even longer to get it quilted.

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    pdudgeon says

    yep, i can see this one in jewel tones on a black background too!

    like they say, if it’s got ‘good bones’ you can do it in any color combination, and it will look fabulous!

    another job well done, Judy!

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    Lydia says

    Wow! I really liked it in the brown, gold and green combo, and I really like this one as well. I can’t really say which one I like better — at least, not til this one is a completed top as well. I’m going to be making this one! I like pdudgeon’s idea of jewel tones and black, too. Oh, I have a feeling I’ll be making this one more than once 😉

    Thanks, Judy, for all you do and share with us.

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    KatieQ says

    Bravo! You’ve done it again. The blue looks fantastic. Of course, I also thought that about the brown. I can’t wait to see the directions. I love this quilt.

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    Becky I says

    You amaze me. I’ve sewn all day (well 8 hours anyway) and all I’ve gotten made was the pieced sashing for my quilt. It has 18 blocks (on point 3X4 with 6 setting blocks. You have made an entire quilt and set it together too! Amazing, just amazing! Of course, there is no pattern for mine, I’m designing it as I go with no EQ, but still you are FAST!

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    pdudgeon says

    can’t wait to get the fabric requirements….
    well, yes i can, but i wanna see if i have enough flannel to do this one.

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    Thank goodness I was already feeling like a slug today before seeing that you’d already pieced another one of these tops. I accomplished very little but I did enjoy my book and the fire!

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    JOY says

    I love blue, so much better than brown (though my dd is more into brown)…waiting patiently for instructions!

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    I wanted to make my son another quilt. This may be the one. I want to mainly use orange so will have to decide what other colors to use….

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    Cindy says

    Wow! Changing the colors just changes the whole quilt, doesn’t it? Did you EQ the color combinations first or did you just dig in.

    I miss you! It seems like forever since we’ve talked. Lunch, maybe? In the next couple weeks?

    Are you getting ready for Christmas guests…?