Sunday, May 3, 2020

Fruit Salad and Turkish Delight!

The lockdown hasn't made alot of difference to our household, except we can't go out for lunches, and I have the most terrible hair. It has grown about 1"since I last had it cut, and gone is the style I used to have. I shouldn't complain though because alot of people are in a much worse situation.

I am so thankful I have my sewing that I love to do, and the time just flies.

I was invited to join the making of a Mystery quilt hosted by the Adelaide Quilt Guild of South Australia.

Thinking I had more things on the go that I needed to finish first, but being inquisitive, I joined up. I thought I would lurk, and just see what everyone was making. got the better of me, and I decided to join in, making not one but two quilts of the same pattern, only using totally different fabrics. The reason being, it looked easy and I need to use up more old fabrics

I misinterpreted the values, so when it came to putting all the small blocks together to form one large 22" block, it became clear the mistake I had made. 

In Fruit Salad I just went with what I had made.
The flying geese were paper foundation pieced.

Deciding whether or not to sash.

I decided not to sash, as it was quite busy, and I didn't have a large enough piece of any fabric to use.

Fruit Salad
Fruit salad measures 66" square.

 As I was piecing the second quilt at the same time, I made the same mistake, not realising, but I managed to get it right .....sort of... in the end.

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight measures 85" square with the sashing and borders.

 Both the photos show the quilts lighter on the right side at the bottom. This is because my design wall is next to a ranchslider ( window/door that goes to the floor)

I like this one better and it was good to use up some fabrics that I had bought about 20 years ago.

Into the pile of tops/flimses they go, although I will probably sell Fruit Salad as is. 

If anyone is keen on the pattern to make this, I have been told I can share it.

This is the site

Thanks for dropping by



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

both of those are pretty neat. Live hasn't changed too much for us either except our daily exercise at the fitness center was cancelled so we need to find other ways to get that and I don't just stop at the grocery store whenever I want to but cut it down to once a week only - I will be glad when this ends though so we can go out to eat when we want (and get a hair cut)

Cathy said...

Love this quilt block. Thanks for sharing your multiple colour-ways. I’ve added this to my lineup.

Julie said...

These quilt tops are both stunning Sue.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Both quilts are lovely, I don't see any mistakes. Eating at home is a way of life for us but I do have an appointment to get my hair cut on May 13th! I need about 3" cut off my hair. Happy stitching!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What wonderful scrappy quilts! It looks like a great way to use up scraps--thanks so much for the link to the pattern!

Jane Nadig said...

Sue, I love your scraps quilts. And I too appreciate your link to the pattern. I want to make your Fruit Salad Quilt. Not a mistake in my book but a great design plan.
Jane N of USA

Mystic Quilter said...

Well Sue I think both quilts are beauties but I fell immediately for Turkish Delight, such a perfect name for the colour of the fabrics used.

Raewyn said...

Beautiful, Sue - I love them both - the Turkish Delight for the colours used and the Fruit Salad for the gorgeous scrappiness! And thank you for sharing the link - I'm going to check it out right now!! PS Hopefully you can get a haircut soon - I know I'm looking forward to one as well :-)

Pip said...

Both your mystery quilt version are lovely Sue, I have yet to finish mine, I need to get stuck in and make the geese. I'm looking forward to getting at haircut at the end of the month, I haven't had one since the beginning of February, it is a bit shaggy now.

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Luv 2 Sew Things said...

Being inquisitive really paid off. Great quilts once again 🙂
Hope your lunches out & salon visits resume soon x