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Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Design Wall

I finished one more quilt top as of December 31st!  It's for me.  I had a load of pretty bright floral fabrics.  There were a lot of aquas and spring greens.  I'm not a 'cool' color person, so I threw in some yellow/orange/red prints that seemed to be similar in scale.  I wanted a pretty, simple, scrappy charm quilt.  Away I went, cutting and sewing 4" squares together.  I decided along the way (because I never plan anything) that I would alternate the warms and the cools.

cool on the left, warm on the right

Since nearly all the prints have white in them, I decided I would sash each 4 patch block with white.


Once each of the 4 patches were surrounded in white, I started to refer to this as a quilt full of 4-pane windows.  All good?


So I got the top finished and I love it!  It's fresh, pretty, and just for me.  I got some sunny, snowy photos out on the back deck.  I showed my kids... "Look guys!  It's a Windows Quilt!"  My kids oohed and aahed and then one pointed out the WINDOWS LOGO.  (WHAT!??)


No way!  You've GOT to be kidding me!  This was a total accident.  I cannot for the life of me believe I just made myself a Microsoft logo quilt!!!  ROLF.  ooops.

Happy New Year's Eve!  Hope you are laughing at this one! See you in 2012.

14 comments:

Ellie said...

Oh that made me laugh. Your quilt is looking wonderful - so bright and cheery.
Have a wonderful New Year.

HollyM said...

It is funny when things happen serendipitously like that. It is such a fresh and pretty quilt.

Stephanie Forsyth said...

Be sure to quilt some apples on it... ;)

Caty said...

That is too funny! It's amazing what our kiddos see when we don't. I LOVE how simple your quilt is! Glad you took the time to make something just for YOU! :-)

Have a wonderful New Years!! :-)

Margaret said...

What a hoot! And so it is. You can check it out here:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ms+windows+logo&id=D860354B9B26431D138E65569783877F18AD093F&FORM=IQFRBA

Happy New Year!

Sheila said...

How neat is that , love the quilt , simple but so pretty . Happy New Year !

elle said...

oh, and especially as it waves in the breeze! What a refreshing quilt!

Patti said...

Beautiful quilt Monika! I'm on an "add white to everything" jag myself! Pretty funny about the microsoft logo too! Perceptive munchkins you have! Happy New Year!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

haha! They might offer you a job! Marketing?? Either that or come after you for copyright infringement!!
Love the quilt!
Happy New Year!

Mimi said...

Cool! Takes a kid to see something that we don't!! The quilt will look awesome.

Christine L said...

Very Fresh and FUN! Like the LOGO.haha ;) I am always amazed at how simple kids see things, we don't

Happy New Year to You and yours

occasionalpiece said...

Love that quilt--and I loved seeing it against the snow. No snow in our neck of the woods, here in Southern California, so it's refreshing to see in others' photos. A great accomplishment, just under the wire of the old year. And now when you get it quilted, you'll have something to start off the new year with.

Happy New Year!
Elizabeth E.

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Leanne said...

As a now long time mac user, the windows logo is no longer in my head and I actually had to look it up. I think quilters have been making sashed 4 patches many years longer than microsoft! However if you have a particularly geeky friend, it might make a great present, it is lovely!

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