Monday, February 18, 2013

Back Roads Detour

Back in August I posted my Western Many Trips Wagon Quilt here. Well when I started making these blocks, it didn't occur to me to run the black print through the middle, but I really liked the way it looked, thus, in the end, I ended up with 30 random blocks, and the other 100 went into my wagon quilt.

I thought of those blocks as a UFO..or my new favorite phrase PHD.  Barb over at Just Sayin Sew calls them that. PHD stands for 'projects half done'. I love that! Just tell people you've been working on multiple PHDs. I hadn't heard that before, but then again I do live under this rock.

And with my rock solid determination to really get some of those projects off of that list this year, I pieced these together, adding sashing because I didn't think it would be big enough without it. It ended up being 70x84 which, around here, is a good snuggle size. Piecing this was on my list of January Gettin' It Done projects, but I hadn't taken a picture to share.

You still don't get a great picture though, and please excuse the boxes of ammo holding it down. It was the first thing that came to mind when I needed something compact and heavy at my fingertips. :)


So, this one will be called Back Roads since I kind of took a detour in making it. I always have been  a back roads kind of gal anyway.

16 comments:

Carol said...

LOVE it! What a great detour!

Darlene said...

I LOVE it, too. Nothing like a good detour.

Rhonda said...

Hi there. I've just found your blog and become a "FOLLOWER." First, I love your scrappy detour quilt. Using scraps is always fun just to see what comes out of them. Second, I see that you too are living the farm live with cows and nature. I live in central Texas with cows, horses, deer and wild hogs. Anyway, I hope to visit your blog often.
Take care!!
http://ravelly1-quiltzblog.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

I love it!!!!!!!! I agree with Carol, a great detour. Love the ammo boxes holding it down!

Janet said...

Love the Detour on the Back Roads. We use alot of back roads here too, often detouring for slow equipment or moving cattle or snow banks this time of year. Thank goodness for our 2nd amendment rights-what would we do without heavy boxes of ammo to use for paper weights. lol

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

I really like your quilt. It is different. The blues, blacks, and reds make it pop. It is a perfect quilt for a ranch or log home like I live in. I like the meandering. Wish I had this many nice scraps. Mine are pretty much for doll clothes. It is one of the prettiest quilts I have seen in this look that is so popular right now. If I ever made one I'd want it to look like yours.

cyndiofthevortex said...

I love this quilt! It has so much motion and life to it. You did a gret job.

little apple tally said...

Love the random changes in direction which I suppose is the whole point of Detour, right? Anyway, it is such a good answer to the usual pridictability we see in our quilt layouts.

Nancy said...

Perfect!

carol fun said...

What a cool design! I LOVE it! and I LOVE the name... very clever! I will be filing away this idea for some other 36 patch blocks I have that are languishing in a box. Hugs!

Cow Pies & Mud Pies said...

That is one of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen! You do such awesome work, you and my
m-i-l would make a good pair, she's a die-hard quilter and I'm continually amazed.
I absolutely love that quilt~GOOD JOB!!!!

Michigan Gal said...

I really like how that turned out--kind of looks like our neighborhood streets!

JMF said...

Love it!! All I got done for sewing this weekend was patching for my granddaughter and a blouse for her too. Pony tails quilt is next.

Alycia said...

That is an awesome detour!!! The sashing is really cool with the blocks!!

Saska said...

Love it, but I love this pattern done any way!

Backroads are the only way to get to me.

Doniene said...

Wonderful!! Another post that didn't show up until this morning - go figure!!

Blessings

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