Those of you who are long-time readers might remember back when I made my Frolic quilt. It was a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. For some reason unknown to me, after the quilt was finished, there were a lot of leftovers. Those leftovers prompted me to make quilts using them. Granted the original pieces inspired the quilts I made but I did have to take a lot of extra fabric and made many more units from fresh fabric to make the actual quilts. Yet, those leftovers launched many quilts to come. On top of that, several blog readers who also made the quilt sent me their leftovers as well.
I recently finished a baby quilt
Here is my original quilt…
You can read about it HERE.
Then I used some of the leftovers to make the Unity quilt.
You can read about it HERE. I modified the original pattern adding more blocks and making it bigger.
I made this quilt that was in Quilter’s World magazine. You can read more about it HERE. I just LOVED making this quilt. A few blog readers ruined my happiness when they accused me of “copying” Bonnie when I made the quilt. That was not a happy day for me.
Happily, I’ve been able to put that aside and have moved on but that always taints the quilt a little bit for me. It’s crazy how two comments that are negative can have a lasting effect over the 100 of positive comments. Other than the colors, and each has star blocks, there’s nothing similar about the designs.
This great one believe it or not is another made with leftovers from Frolic quilts. One reader made hers with reds instead of pinks. This is
a result of that.
I went through the extra work of piecing the border triangles.
You can read about this quilt HERE. There is no pattern for this.
This was a fun quilt to make. I don’t make a lot of quilts with green so this was a little different for me.
I also made the quilt you see in the photo below. This was slated to be in a national quilt magazine but after they only offered $400 for it, I decided to just keep it and might write a pattern of my own for it someday. We’ll see. This one looks more like stained glass. I just love it.
I did a lot of string piecing in this one.
I do need to make a decision on what to do with that quilt.
This is my latest frolic-inspired quilt that I showed you on Saturday. You can read about the baby quilt HERE.
I have a lot more leftovers to tackle. A blog reader recently sent me more leftovers so those were added to the bunch.
I did have another design using leftovers made in EQ but that’s when my grandson pulled the computer off the desk, it crashed and I lost a lot of quilts that I had designed during the incident. UGH. The quilt I designed used these extra blue and pink four patches. It needed so many that I made many more. Now sadly, I have a ton of them made and no idea what the design was. So at some point, I need to redesign a quilt that uses a lot of four patches.
There’s the old saying “A face that launched a thousand ships”. I think Frolic is “the quilt that launched a thousand quilts”!! HA!! I’m sure I’ll be making at least two more quilts with the remaining leftovers!!