So Tired I Forgot This Blue Sixteen-Patch!

I was so tired when I did my blog post last night about the five quilts I picked up from my long arm quilter that I only posted FOUR quilts!

Here’s the one I forgot to post and it’s the one that I like more than I ever thought I would.

I had wanted to make a sixteen-patch quilt for some time but was pretty intimidated by the thought of matching all those corners. Then I tried the amazing tutorial from Wanda at Exuberant Color and it made it all so easy!

Blue is not one of my favorite color, but I just love the beautiful blues in this quilt. It just makes me so happy!

Take a look at these corners of these blocks! It makes me pretty happy to see this all so precise! All thanks to Wanda!

And while you’re looking at that, take a look at that binding. That’s Kaffe’s shirt stripes in blue and I just love it!!! It gives a fun variation around the quilt with little pops of color. It’s a pretty spectacular design!

This is the first time I’ve used the Kaffe Fassett Collective wide backings and I couldn’t be happier with it. The colors are so vibrant and the fabric is soft and velvety –the texture is really something. I will definitely use more of these wide backings in the future. It will be fun to see more and more designs appear in the wide back.

We spent today at a sheep herding clinic down outside Mollala, Oregon. It was a beautiful day weather wise and it’s always great to spend time outdoors with dogs and sheep and with friends that I haven’t seen in months. Rico approves!

Why is he in that tank? Dogs get really hot when they’re working hard in the field. So they need a good cool off and most sheep dogs are more than happy to jump into a water trough!

We’ll be going back tomorrow for a second day.

Before we headed home this afternoon we took a nice hike on the land next to my friend’s place. It was nice to get out and stretch our legs before getting in the car.

And tonight I’m going to share more photos of Frankenbags from my blog readers since I’m not too tired!

This first bag is another one from Una Walker. The fabric is what she calls a primitive linen that she did a combination of Gelli printing, stenciling and airbrushing on. I just LOVE this bag. The colors and fabrics are so pretty. And the bag had that soft and squishy feel that I envisioned when I first started making Frankenbags. It’s just so wonderful!

This next bag was made by Kelly Thibeault. I love her crumb piecing and the fun and larger patches of fabrics in the center photo. And those orange squares are really a spark! And a really good lining! I appreciate a good lining!

Next up is this bag from Jane Dawson. I just love the fun animal prints she’s used in combo with the bold black and white fabrics. This is a really fun little bag!

Next is these three bags made by Barbara Ryan. The photos show the fronts and back of the three bags. Barbara included half rectangle, Seminole band, wonky Log Cabin, and nine patch blocks. She combined batiks with quilting cottons. I love that Barbara made three very different looking bags! It’s fun to see that she really let her creativity go!

These next two bags were made by Marion Hughes. I love her colorful and fun crumb piecing. And the crumb pieced pockets are such a nice touch with the neutral lining. I also love that she’s made more than one bag! I love seeing people have so much fun that they make more than one!

Big thanks to Una, Kelly, Jane, Barbara and Marion for sharing photos of their beautiful bags!

22 Replies to “So Tired I Forgot This Blue Sixteen-Patch!”

  1. Thanks fir sharing all the frankenbag. It inspires me. I saw Una used a magnetic snap closure at the top of her bag. I’m going to take a look at trying that. And the blue quilt is lovely. I’ve never tried the Kaffe wide backing but I might on my next big quilt. Great idea!

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    1. The wide backing is really lovely. So soft and silky.

      I love that bag by Una. The fabrics have such great texture and the dyeing and painting are so good! It’s one of my favorites!



  2. Wow, you made an amazing blue quilt in spite of the fact that it isn’t your favorite color. It just happens to be MY favorite color and I think I’m in love with your quilt. It’s just lovely.

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    1. You were very helpful in telling me how you put your fabrics together for your 16 patch quilts. I love all the value changes in this quilt. Oh, and the little pops of color here and there.


  3. LOL! Blue and green are my favorite colors and I love love your blue quilt. It’s my favorite of the four. Your blog is uplifting and I am enjoying your posts. Your dogs are so cute and I treasure mine as well. Keep up what you are doing. I love reading about it.

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