Monday, February 22, 2021

Wishing Rings

Wishing Rings 

It's a flimsy! (Or a top, if you prefer)
84 x 91

The block is also called Church Window Hexagon (variation) according to some information about a vintage quilt (c. 1825-1875) in The Quilters Guild collection. 

I started making these from scraps back in January 2019. I made it a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project and made blocks each month from scraps in the color of the month. 


The blocks finish at 3.5 inches. The center is a 2 inch square and the sides and corners are 1.5 inch pieces. 

It took me a couple of years of scraps to accumulate enough blocks (620 of them) for a nice big quilt in a 24 x 26 layout. I alternated light corner blocks and dark corner blocks but other than that I sewed them together randomly. Gosh, what a lot of seams and nesting corners! I thought I would never get it all sewn together and pressed. 

I just love big quilts made with small blocks and lots of scraps. 


 My February OMG (One Monthly Goal) was to finish at least one quilt top. Here is finish #1. 

30 comments:

Bonnie said...

WOWZER! That is gorgeous. And 3.5" blocks -- you do that size really well. (As compared to me who "might" make one and then say "no way!" I love how you have little surprise pictures in the center of some of the blocks -- especially the spider. It's going to be a wonderful finished quilt. Great job. And great job of completing your OMG.

Frog Quilter said...

What a beautiful top. I see lots of enjoyable sleep under it. Scrap quilts are the best!

Vivian said...

I always love your deep dives into the scrap bins! This is so great and so simple. Definitely a fabric memory quilt. I think I might take this on as a long term scrap project.

JCH said...

Wonderful! I think you should change your name to "Patience". Lots of work but so pretty. :)

grammajudyb said...

Fabulous as always! Three and a half inches is tiny! But spectacular!

Susie H said...

That is one amazing quilt!! Thank you for the close-ups. Love seeing all the different fabrics that you miss in the whole-quilt-picture. So fun and way to sew on to a finish. Three cheers!!!

Debbie said...

I love your wishing rings. The up close photos make it even more fun to look at the fabrics. Great job!

Quilting Babcia said...

A testament to your patience, what a glorious top. 620 blocks equals a LOT of pieces!

Nann said...

Glorious, Cathy. The thought that "all God's children have a place in the choir" has a quilting equivalent -- "every print has a place in the quilt."

chrisknits said...

Wow! What a big endeavor that was.

Linda said...

Just gorgeous❤️ All those different fabric scraps are fascinating to look at. Someone will have hours/weeks/months of pleasure looking at all the things hidden in this quilt top.

Kathy S. said...

I love this little block. It makes for a gorgeous scrappy quilt. Woohoo. Way to crush that February OMG goal!

karenbbsnow said...

Beautiful....patience and persistence pay off!!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW cute, Cathy!

Karin - BluePip Designs said...

Wow, these are so tiny and amazing! Congratulations on an awesome finish!

Laura said...

Another winner, Cathy! Love, love, love! ๐Ÿ™‚

mangozz said...

Wow! This is incredible! Did you press all of those seams as you went along?
I'll assume you are keeping this one?

MissPat said...

That's a lot of scraps, a lot of seams and a lot of sewing. Well done.
Pat

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's a beautiful quilt with lots of lovely scraps. I'll bet you enjoyed a little trip down memory lane, remembering where you'd used the fabrics, while making this beauty.

Cathy said...

So beautiful!! It looks like millefiori to me. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Julie in GA said...

I love it! So many wonderful little scraps combined to make a fantastic quilt!

Vicki in MN said...

You are a rock star just whipping out tops left and right!

Pamela Arbour said...

I admire your vision and patience for long term projects

Libby in TN said...

It absolutely sparkles!

Deb said...

Congratulations on the creation of an heirloom! Love all the little blocks. They are so interesting!! Woot woot!
Stay safe and sew on !

gayle said...

That's a lotta wishing! (And may all of yours come true!)
Stunning quilt!

Deb A said...

Beautiful finish and I love the bits of fun fabrics framed as an iSpy search to find.

Patty said...

This looks awesome! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Lynette said...

This is such a cool scrappy quilt, and I love the name "Wishing Rings". :)

Mary said...

Wow - this is great!

I wish there was an Accuquilt die pattern :-)