Sunday, July 15, 2012

Etchings of a Decoy...

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
Ever have a precut bundle sitting on your shelf that caused your heart to pitter patter when you bought it but you cannot find a pattern that might do it justice? Or that after a while it has loss it's glow?


That is what happened with this little bundle.
It just lost it's glow after a pattern failed to "fit" it.

I sort of forgot about it...


Until this quilt.

Molly, a member of my guild, completed this quilt during the annual quilt retreat in January. I posted a picture of her with her top here. The pattern is Lincoln from Another Bite of Schnibble by Carrie Nelson.
I was so impressed with how the fabrics played together that I recalled my little bundle. I knew I had to find the right pattern for it. I decided on using another pattern from the same book Molly pulled hers.


The big version of Decoy by Carrie Nelson


I started my version after completing the Bibelot top at the retreat. 
By the time I left I had all of the blocks completed.


When I got home I started adding the sashing...


then the first border...


Before I knew it, it was done!! 
Soooo easy to make. 
Sooo typical of Carrie's patterns. 
Great directions make a difficult looking piece, easy to put together.


I also got this one back from the quilter's this week. Just a binding away from finished. I'll post a picture of the back when I get the binding in place.

7 comments on "Etchings of a Decoy..."

Jackie on July 15, 2012 at 6:28 AM said...

It's gorgeous fabric, I'm glad you found the perfect pattern for it!

Darlene on July 15, 2012 at 9:32 AM said...

Pattern and fabric compliment each other perfectly. Great choice.

Cathy on July 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM said...

Very pretty and good pattern for the fabric bundle you had. I encounter this situation a lot; buy a bundle of fabric because I love the collection then agonize over what to do with it.

Michelle Kitto on July 15, 2012 at 8:25 PM said...

Sandy, it is gorgeous! And I could SO relate to your post about buying pre-cuts and then not being able to decide on a pattern that would do them justice. My studio of full of pre-cuts in just that situation! This motivates me to get busy on some of those!

Thelma on July 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM said...

I'm so glad your back to blogging, I just love everything you make. I agree, those Carrie projects look great and go together so easily.

Nicole on July 16, 2012 at 10:07 AM said...

I have made Decoy and found that the pattern went together just perfectly. I have a bundle of Minick and Simpson's Charlevoix that I can't figure out how to use, so I can really relate.

Carrie on July 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM said...

I love both quilts... but Decoy has always, always been one of my favorites. It's even more so now... except I don't have any Etchings. Grrrr.

It's wonderful and perfect and I love your quilt. (And Molly's quilt too.)

I love your Tool post too ~ you addressed what has always worried me about tools like this - wonky strips with a chevron in the middle. :)

 

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