Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's a Finish! Streak of Lightning





It's a finish! 
Streak of Lightning

60 x 84

Ready for giving or gifting. 

And no matter how you look at it...
...it appears there is a section that sticks out like a sore thumb.  That's because it originally...

...looked like this back in April when I finished the flimsy but I decided it should be a little longer in order to be used on a twin sized bed.  So I looked into my 4.5 inch scrap bin and pulled out the blue-green and pink scraps that were in there and made more blocks and added them on to one end. Now I can see this is a lesson in the value of value and maybe I should have cut from yardage rather than use those lighter scraps. 

This is made entirely from my 4.5 inch scrap bin. I started making HSTs and then Streak of Lightning blocks from blue-green and pink 4.5 inch scraps back in 2017 because that is what was mostly left in there after I used a lot of the rainbow colors to make my Wandering Geese quilt. 


 I just did simple quilting on either side of the lightning using pink thread in the pink lightning and teal thread in the blue-green lightning. 


 The backing is aqua and pink. Maybe the back should be the front in this case.  Whoever receives it can decide.  This will probably be donated locally to Humility Homes and Services

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11 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I say there's nothing better than a quilt that makes you take a second look! That is a great design, Cathy, and I love the color combination!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love this quilt - so much so that I have a stack of paired blocks to make HSTs and create my own version!

Quilting Babcia said...

It's a great quilt, you've just been looking at it for too long, lol! Besides, if it's going on a bed, part of the "sore thumb" blocks will be along the side and probably unseen. I can see this in a young teen or 'tween's room, just perfect!

SandyPA said...

Don't worry about those lighter blocks. The overall quilt is so fun! I'm sure there are lots of girls who would absolutely love this quilt.
Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I love this quilt, colours are delicious. As Quilting Babcia said, once the quilt is on the bed the lighter blocks won’t be seen. It’s a great pattern( I love zig zags, so dramatic). Another winner for donating or gifting.

Sue SA said...

Love the colours and the pattern! Great quilt all around.

audrey said...

Another fantastic finish! This one is so striking. Love it!

Pamela Arbour said...

Another great finish!

Louise said...

That's a great charity! I'm sure they'll appreciate this vibrant quilt. I love the colors and dynamic design, in all its value variations :)

Nann said...

Unpredictability is makes quilts interesting! Great design.

---"Love" said...

If those streaks of lightning don't wake someone up, nothing will! Indeed it is a very "striking" quilt! Love the colors! ---"Love"