Toadie done

Got my toadie top done this afternoon, backing is readied and binding cut and seamed and waiting for pressing. I had hoped to do a bit more cutting but my thumbs are not being very cooperative for flexion and extension activities. Cutting my butterfly challenge will wait till after Monday errands.

The BQ pattern does not call for borders but I had resized the blocks to 12 inch to accomodate the amount of yardage I had been challenged by Finn to use in some manner. The resultant quilt would have been a bit small if I had not used a 3 inch finished border. I will bind it in the red print and use up some more of that "kit" red.

I don't know if it will be really obvious to the casual observer but I DID mess up a bit. The strips sets of muslin and red print were supposed to be cut in 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 8 inches. Somewhere between the first trial block and cutting for the rest I got 8 1/2 inches on the brain. ACK!! I did not want to un-do and re-sew 11 blocks when I could just trim off the excess--rip out the one that was "right" instead. All it means is that some of those "Illinois Road shapes where they join are a little skinnier--no biggie.

I have some cut squares of transportation themed stuff that would be a good one to do this same way so I'll have to count up how many I've got and maybe follow the pattern this time---Beaves gives instructions for an 18 inch block as well as a half sized 9 inch one for wallhanging type size. Ah, I think I can figure out how to add a few more or less blocks.

Other than that---last night we went down to the neighbor's down the lane for the hot dog roast and chili. Bob made that chili plenty peppery so it warmed from the inside as well. It was in the 40's but damp feeling so that bonfire sure felt good. I couldn't eat with gloves on my hands so it was hard to work on the computer when we got home. Hard to believe that it will be in the 70's again by the end of the week but probably rain.

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Comments

  1. love how this top turned out LJ! way to go!

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  2. That pattern turned out neat... and I sure can't tell where you goofed - are you SURE you did? I like the offset look it gives the big squares, it'd also be nice for fabric you just can't stand to cut into... I have some florals like that, big beautiful daffodils and daisies that I don't want to chop up into something smaller. :)

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  3. I love your BQ! Very cute! One of the boys will love it, I am sure! By the way, you can't see where you "messed up" at all. The quilt is perfect. I am 1/2 done quilting my pumpkin BQ.

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  4. love the fabrics you chose for the quilt.

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  5. Love the toady-it has turned out so well.

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  6. The Toadie quilt is wonderful! I've been watching this quilt show up across blogland and thinking how nice it would be for some of those "can't cut it" prints. I have yardage left from my 12 Days of Cat Christmas fabric. Hhhm... maybe I could fussy cut each "day" to use in each of the 12 blocks. Okay I'm off to find this pattern. LOL!

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  7. Cute pattern. I have some penguin print that would make a wonderful Christmas quilt out of this block. Might consider that. Glad to heard you went down for the bonfire, Fall activities!

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  8. This really is a wonderful pattern. I seldom "collect" patterns, but can see A real usefulness in this for large fabric prints and may need to "track it ddown". :-0

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  9. The BQ quilt is very versatile - although I still only have the pattern to drool over - no fabric yet. I have seen such a variety made - even using it as a display for redwork blocks as well as orphan blocks. It seems a great showcase pattern and your toady one looks great.

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  10. Turned out just too cute. A nice way to showcase your toads *s*

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  11. Hi linda, the toadie top looks great!!!! I think you sent me directions how to do that one, right? I'll have to look back through the emails. I really like the way it turned out. Sure did make those toad "hoppy"...*G*
    Glad to hear you went to the cookout and had a good time..bet they loved your cake. DD#1 used to make that one for holidays(after she married) but her younger brothers were still in school, so we called it "better than Nintendo" cake..LOL Hugs, Finn

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  12. The "goof" is not noticeable as I had to look for a long time just to see what you were talking about!! So not noticable at all. They look great. I think this is a great pattern and quick!

    Glad you had such a nice time at the neighbors!!

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  13. Love the toadie quilt! That pattern is definately on my "to do" list!!

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