Tuesday, August 31, 2021

SF Giants Baseball Quilt Back

Close doesn't count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades.
~Frank Robinson

Quilting


The back is sewn. At last. There was enough orange for all the words but not quite enough for the entire back. I planned to add some dark fabrics then realized all the leftover diamonds were in the scrap bag. These are the alternate rows that were cut so the front has perfect diamonds. All the tips here are cut off but who cares. It looks good. In fact, I think it looks better than good. The sharp black and white sets off the rest beautifully making a very graphic design.


There's only a tiny remnant of the diamond fabric left. 

Not just the words but the fabric choices make this a graphic quilt. I rarely use black and white because they don't look good with my color choices but they look great here. I need to reconsider them for future quilts, too. Isn't it wonderful to find something new that you enjoy! Just open your mind and try.

Hurricane season arrived with a vengeance. What havoc the storms are wreaking across the country. Places that don't usually see such problems and aren't prepared for the devastation as well as others that are struck repeatedly.

Reading
The Invisible Bridge 
by Julie Orringer

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer opens in pre-war Hungary where Andras Levi has won a scholarship to study architecture in Paris. There he meets and falls in love with Klara who runs a ballet school. I've read many books about WWII but none featuring Hungarians who were part of the Axis. Well written and well researched. 

Monthly FUR (Fabric Use Rate) 

Only one quilt finished this month so August = 6 yds. YTD =  100.375 yards. 

Happy Labor Day. We'll be watching Giants baseball. What about you?

Enjoy the day, Ann

18 comments:

  1. The back turned out fabulous! That was great that you got to reduce your scrap bag of the majority of the diamonds. They look wonderful surrounding the lettering panel you made.

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    1. Thanks, Patty. The diamonds were so cute but they sat in my stash for years so I was delighted to find an immediate use for the leftovers.

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  2. you know I didn't notice the cut off tips... the eye fills in missing bits

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    1. Now that you mention it, LeeAnna, I can see it’s true. Another example of why I shouldn’t worry about the small stuff.

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  3. Red Sox for us;)))--neat finish on this Giants quilt...i love the border--so nifty! nice work. hugs, Julierose

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    1. They are a great team. I enjoyed seeing games at Fenway Park. So glad they keep the older stuff in Boston, unlike so many other teams.

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  4. That is a fabulous back. What a treasure this quilt will be.

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    1. Thanks, Robin. My husband is quite excited.

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  5. Such a terrific quilt, both sides!

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  6. wee - your lettering is just great!

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    1. It’s always fun to do, Barb. Why do we ever hesitate?

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  7. Your diamonds are the perfect addition to the backing! Wonderful, wonderful looking.:)

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    1. Didn’t I get lucky. After holding that fabric in my stash for years, it finally found the perfect home.

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  8. Oh, Ann -- it turned out splendidly!

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    1. Thanks, Nann. The diamonds sharpen the rest of it, don’t they?

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  9. Perfect border fabric Ann, and lots of patience with the lettering!

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    1. Thanks, Maureen. The lettering wasn’t as difficult as I feared. Why do I wait so long to try the “hard stuff.”

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