Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Let's Book It May 2016

May is in our rear view and that means it's time to show off our Let's Book It project at Vrooman's Quilts. I've been so busy sewing for other people that I wasn't sure I'd be showing up this month, but I managed to sneak this one in. A few months ago I cut 960 1.5 squares from scraps, they ended up being put in a baggie waiting for me to catch up. I can't tell you how many times I looked at that baggie and wondered what in the world I had been planning, those little squares looked more like something Sharon would love to play with.

I started going through bookmarks and there it was at From Blank Pages blog.  


I love the scrappy look and all of the colors, it's called Candyland quilt. I have now used all of my white scraps :) the other colors are still out of control. 


This came together really fast, for the quilting I just did outline stitching and crosshatch in the larger white areas. The directions were perfect. 

That's it for May, I love the Let's Book It party.  For anyone who doesn't know about the Let's Book It Party, it's the genius idea of Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts, make something from a book, magazine or pattern that you already have, you know, the one's you bought that are now gathering dust, make something and link up. It doesn't even have to be a finish, just work on it. I've been cleaning out old magazines and using mostly scraps, so it's a double clearing out although I still don't seem to have anymore space.Think about joining in, it's fun, easy, pretty much no rules and you're making something you already had planned to make. 

June will be crazy here, this girl is getting her doctorate and we have family coming in from all over. I expect to just explode with pride. 
 The soon to be Dr. Coral Gaffney

Later Gators,
Dana

26 comments:

  1. That quilt looks like such fun! Great finish. And congrats to your beautiful
    Graduate!

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  2. What a fun quilt - great use of colorful little bits. Beautiful graduate indeed. Enjoy family and friends - and please don't explode.

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  3. love the quilt.....what fun to use up tiny bits. Congrats to Cori ...,she is so pretty....celebrate in style, enjoy it all. Big applause to proud parents, too.

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  4. I'd be exploding with pride too - Congratulations to Cori on all her hard work and accomplishments that earned her the Dr. in front of her name!
    Candyland is fantastic Dana! So bright and cheery! It would make a great leader/ender project. I'm glad you figured out what you had intended with all you little squares. The quilt really does remind me of the board game.

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  5. Great quilt. Congrats for your daughter.

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  6. Looks brilliant - very happy looking - as is the photo - congrats to Cori!

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  7. I can't remember how many times I've told myself I need to make at least one item from the books I have!! I think I made several from one book, but that doesn't do me any good regarding the rest of them! :)

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  8. I commented on another blog that I prefer coordinated fabrics for quilts but I really like the scrappy quilt you made! This might be a good way for me to use up, at least use, my scraps.

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  9. this quilt is gorgeous. congrats and good luck on your doctorate. so cool. have a great time with family
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  10. Love your colorful quilt. Congrats to your daughter. I know you are very proud!
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  11. Congratulations to you and your daughter on this huge accomplishment. My daughter received her doctorate 2 years ago so I share your feelings of pride and joy.

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  12. Love it i have a bunch of squares cut up out of my scraps they would look great like this... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  13. You quilt is just joyful! What a great way to use scraps. And congrats to your daughter!

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  14. Beautiful with all those colours. Love the quilt very much!

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  15. What a wonderful plan "Let's Book It" is. I have so many old magazines and books that I've never made anything from, though I did plan to do so. Your quilt is wonderful. Congratulations to the new graduate.

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  16. I thought of candy land as soon as I saw your beautiful quilt. Congratulations to your daughter. A great accomplishment.

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  17. Beautiful quilt, beautiful graduate! Love the idea of Let's Book It!

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  18. My goodness - a doctorate!!! Whoohoo and congrats!!!! Love your Candyland quilt - such an appropriate name :*)

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  19. hi, I'm visiting over here from Lara's fun mini hop. What a fun post for a spotlight. And what a fun finish for a quilt. It sure does look like Candyland. I'm intrigued by the Let's Book It party. I've just done a major clean out of books and magazines and have just kept some favorites. I like the idea of going through them for some new projects. And congrats on the new doctorate degree in the family. Hope your family celebrations are lots of fun.

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  20. Beautiful quilt and congrats to your daughter!

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  21. Candyland is the perfect name for that quilt. Love the book it idea--great way to use up scraps and to finally justify all those patterns, books, and magazines we buy!

    Congratulations proud mom. A doctor. Wow.

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  22. What a lovely quilt, and you got to play with those scraps, win-win!

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  23. Congratulations to the new Dr.Coral Gaffney!!!

    Loooove your AWESOME quilt!!!! Such alot of work into cutting & putting together! GORGEOUS!!

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