On the Line–Project QUILTING Triple Trouble Bonus Challenge

We were to purchase a mystery bundle, use what was given to us in a recognizable amount in the front of the quilt AND incorporate three nine patches, three stars, and one other traditional block – and make a quilt!

A bit of a challenge.  I’ll admit.  It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to do for this one.

Then…I saw this ‘Shirts 2.0’ swap thing…  I signed up for it immediately!  As I was making a few shirts for the swap itself I realized that I these would be a great way to use up some of those odd charm packs and strips of fabric that came. 

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See the cup fabric in the one on the left?  The charms made up the trim of each of the shirts and I used some pieces for the ‘sky’ as well.    I ended up making three shirts that could hang on a clothesline.

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Then, at the Sun Prairie Heritage Quilt Show I found a paper pieced pattern with flowers in pots and other things…I thought it would be fun to just make the three tulips and add them to the mix!  I used the cups fabric again for the tulips. 

I made friendship stars in blue/sky scraps and nine patches in the greens. 

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Then I just randomly pieced strips together and kept sewing and cutting until it all fit together the way I wanted it to.

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I appliqued a clothesline up using my brown charm square a few other pieces of brown and added the line with one of the fibers provided.

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I put on a fun wood grain brown border to mimic a picture frame.  Then I did close wavy stitching across the sky and vertical, pointy quilting for the grass.  I outline the tulips and trees.  I bound with that same brown fabric and my quilt, “On the Line” is complete!

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Everyone will b entering their projects in the flickr group but feel free to link up below too!

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