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Friday, February 4, 2011

Soot and Ashes - revisited . . . . .

I didn't realize it has been a week since my last post.  I've been busy....or not busy.....recuperating from the fantastic show last weekend in Statesville.  Thanks to all my bloggy friends and bloggy lurkers who came by the booth and introduced yourself to me.  You know who you are!  Forgot how much paperwork it takes to run a business, too!


I am getting better at scheduling myself and even fit in some personal quilting this past week.  Remember Cheri's Soot & Ashes freebie last fall?  I made mine with black, cream and changed the centers to red.  She told us that there would be 15 blocks with some applique but we didn't know what the final product would look like.

This is what immediately came to mind . . . .


A 4 x 4 layout instead of Cheri's 3 x 5 layout.  When I saw Cheri's, I just decided to keep mine the same way I pictured it in the beginning.


I had started to do some needleturn applique but quickly frustrated myself and switched to wool.  I'll embroider some words on the bottom  when I think of something catchy. 

Libby mentioned that maybe I should change the name to Soot and Embers since I added the red centers.  I think I like that idea.  So there it is.  A new quilt top!

Cold and rainy today.  A good day to stay in and do some handwork.  Stay warm!

Blessings, Cathi
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14 comments:

Carol said...

I LOVE it!

Darlene said...

I love your version. The name is perfect.

Beckyjean said...

It's wonderful. That quilt is also on my "to do" list.

Becky

QuiltSue said...

I love the effect with the red centres.

Cold, wet and very windy here in the UK, definitely a sewing day.

paulette said...

This is wonderful!! I love your version!! Sheer perfection!
Paulette

Barb said...

Love your soots and ashes...

Cheryl said...

I love to change something in a pattern so that mine will be unique. I like what you have done to this one. It looks fabulous.

Lori said...

It looks great!! I changed mine a bit too and its in line for quilting.

Libby said...

Love it! The reds are just perfect *s*

Teresa said...

I will chime in with the rest and say how much I like the red touches you added. The applique is so much your "look" in your quilts I would have thought you designed that as well. Its a great quilt and just perfect to work on this time of year.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love the wool in this one! I imagine your crew are ready for some FOOTBALL!! LOL

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty and wool is perfect to use on that quilt.

Karen said...

I think I like your version better. I have mine put together but no applique done.

Colleen said...

I LOVE it! You have a really good eye for color, and I would never have thought to switch it up :o)