Sunday, July 28, 2019

July Finish

It's a top!
Even though this was a crazy month (leaking washer, electrical range fire), I managed to get my Stonefield's blocks sewn together (my July One Monthly Goal) and, I actually made a decision on the border and finished that as well! 

You may have noticed that there are a LOT of circles in the Stonefields blocks. It made sense to me to repeat that motif with half circles in my much smaller border from the original design.
 
I also noticed on Instagram that Susan Smith had been using gray stripes in her latest design Fleur, and that inspired me to dig though my stash to come up with this Judie Rothermel Party of Twelve print. Not exactly the same as a gray and white stripe, but it's about time I use this stuff for something! 


In an effort to add more blue to this quilt (an ongoing struggle!), I used my favorite Kansas Troubles Wildflower Serenade print for the stop sashing. The sashing is a bit wider than I prefer, but needed for the outer border math to work out--and it did perfectly--whew! I had to relocate a few blocks (yes, reverse sewing--ack!) to prevent some of the blue blocks from "bleeding" into the sashing--not the most fun thing to do, but it had to be done!


The half circles were all made from block scraps. After making those,  I spent two days sorting though all the leftovers, cutting them into squares and strips.
 My cutting table is cleared--well, sort of--lol! 

Stonefield's was such a fun project--I loved every minute of making it.
 My pattern is now residing in Texas and I hope the new owner gets as much enjoyment from her Stonefield's experience as I did.  There are a couple other Susan Smith quilts on my to-do list (Sweet William and the Rowdy Flat Library quilt) and I think both will be just as much fun!

See more July One Monthly Goals HERE

 July OMG finish link-up is open!

25 comments:

  1. OH wow! Your half circle design is perfect for the border. What a glorious quilt! Love the blue additions!

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  2. It turned out gorgeous!! i love that border strips--it sets all the blocks off perfectly with your 1/2 circles--beautiful work hugs, Julierose

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! Your border design enhances the sampler blocks wonderfully.

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  4. This is an amazing quilt!!! I love all the circles.

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  5. Whoa! Love this; especially the creative circle border! Great way to pull it all together!

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  6. Wow Karen these blocks are beautiful what a gorgeous quilt,well done my friend xx

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  7. This is so lovely! Great design choices. I hope it is cherished. It really is an heirloom!

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  8. Congrats! Very nice and I like your border, and right behind you on the other Susan Smith quilts. I am close to Section 7 on Stonefields.

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  9. Wow, I just love this top. It's just beautiful. I like your clamshell border too. It's a lot of work to do a border, even a simple one, and this fits the quilt so nicely. I will have to check out Susan Smith patterns! I love the look.

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  10. Stonefields is a gorgeous finish, especially with your new border. Nice stash picks for the borders as well. Sweet William has been another pattern that has been tempting for quite awhile.

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  11. WOW! What an amazing quilt!

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  12. I remember that Judy Rothermel fabric you used on the border. I only had a fat quarter of it. You must have had a lot more. I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed making the Stonefields quilt. I would make another.
    Tell me about the range fire.

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  13. So nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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  14. It's spectacular! I love that border idea!
    And that you are so organized to cut the leftovers into useable pieces is ultra efficient!

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  15. Your border is perfect, and I really like the idea of using a stripe. I'll have to try and remember that.

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  16. Beautiful top - love that clamshell border. Wonderful color pallet on this beauty.

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  17. Fantastic finish. There is so much work in all these blocks. I love the border you have put together. What a wonderful quilt.

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  18. That is so pretty, Karen. I just love it!

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  19. What a fabulous finish, Karen! I love the Stonefields blocks and yours are beautiful together. I almost think each block could be framed and hung on a wall, they are so wonderful. I love the colors you used and I think you made a great choice for the border fabric. Well done!

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  20. Your half-circle border is perfect for the quilt!

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