Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Romance & Robbery

Over a year ago I won a pattern giveaway from Cathy who blogs at Hooked on Primitives. I loved the heart with the little circles and hooked it up quickly, but I could never find the right kind of old bobbin to mount it on for display like she did. I liked the shape so much that I made a second one with a different hooked design of wavy lines. 


Last week I finally just sewed the openings closed and made them into tiny little pillows. I grabbed an old tool box and gathered all my other little hooked pieces to display together inside of it - hence my new header picture.

I pulled out another UFO the other day that has been hanging around for probably ten years - a quilt block named Robbing Peter to Pay Paul. This had been my on-the-go hand applique project and once the 8" blocks were all made they just sat in a bag because I couldn't decide how to sew them together. 


Here are the two different blocks - - -



- - - and the borders.

I finally figured out a good way to set them when I saw this beautiful quilt that Barbara had shared on her blog My Joyful Journey. Her's is scrappy - which I totally love - and putting the blocks on point with a different color for the side setting blocks really grabbed me.

Sure feels good to have this quilt top finished and ready to be quilted.


24 comments:

Cheryl said...

Nothing better than a finished UFO! Beautiful.

Lesley said...

Love your hearts and your new header. Your finished top is gorgeous,

Bev said...

Oh I love those! Your header is awesome and your quilt is beautiful! Finishing...what a concept! XO

Sandy said...

I love the hearts. You say "hooked" is that like needle punch? I'm not sure I know what any of that is, but I love the look of it!

Your new header is really nice, with all your little projects.

Janet O. said...

There is a cool circular theme going on in this post--the first little heart you made, the candle on display beside the toolbox (love the candle and the toolbox display!), and the pattern on the quilt!
You pull the prim look together so well, Gayle.
(What kind of vintage spool could you not find?)

Yvonne said...

Beautiful little quilt and how cute is your box filled with little rugs and quilts.

audrey said...

Love your little pillows! Very sweet. Your Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt is wonderful! I made one years ago--lots of work involved with that one.:)

Barbara B said...

Gayle, it looks great--terrific way to set those blocks. Funny--since that photo was taken I added a dark green border to mine too!

The Wool Cupboard said...

The new header looks great, Gayle! Your quilts are always beautiful. Wow, you get a lot done!!

Hugs, Linda

Kyle said...

Your new header is a fantastic display. I loved the title of your post. It took me a minute to get the robbery part. Too funny. That's a difficult block and your top is very well done. I like the look of the blocks being set on point. Yeah!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, everything is so gorgeous! I want to do a Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt some day ... So many quilts, so little time. ;-)

Saundra said...

Wonderful hooked hearts and they are nice as pillows; that is how I did mine. Such lovely quilts. I love them, admire the delicate work and designs but don't have the patience. On the quilts I've made the back and batting never worked out to fit the same so became frustrated. Think I'm better suited as a rug hooker.

Saundra

Missie of Traditional Primitives (formerly Hallbrook Designs) said...

Oh! So cute! Love those little pillows and how you've displayed them! I miss having spaces to display things like that. Somehow it doesn't work in this home. Also love your little quilt! Very pretty! Doesn't it feel good to finish something!

Cathy said...

I love your new display. I can't wait to see how you quilt your little top. Hugs

Lori said...

I love the small pieces gathered other. They make a big impact.
The quilt is terrific and such a great setting!!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Clever title Gayle !!
I really like your new banner ;)
I am always amazed at your skill with these lovely quilts you make !
So beautiful and eye catching.
Your hooked hearts are a gem, too.
Rose

Debra said...

Looks great! And I love the header photo. Sounds like you have been very productive! Congrats on the UFO finishes

annie said...

love the new header, the whole group
just sings! the quilt is wonderful.

Linda said...

Hi Gayle,I was looking for a way to get in contact with you, never did realize you had this blog...awesome...beautiful work!!! I WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL ABOUT MY YELLOW WARE BOWLS, JUST IN CASE YOUR INTERESTED.lINDA OOPS, I hit caps lock, lol

Linda said...

Hi Gayle,I was looking for a way to get in contact with you, never did realize you had this blog...awesome...beautiful work!!! I WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL ABOUT MY YELLOW WARE BOWLS, JUST IN CASE YOUR INTERESTED.lINDA OOPS, I hit caps lock, lol

Kindred Quilts said...

Oh I love your new header! The old tool box is perfect for displaying just a sample of everything you do... and such happy colors in your projects!
I want to live at your house!!!

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul looks like a challenging pattern... congrats on the finish! It's a keeper!

Mimi Sue said...

Those hearts! Love them! Mimi

Sue SA said...

Love the new header and the hooked hearts. Nice to have a top finished and ready to quilt...hand quilt?

Ginney Camden said...

Robbing Peter to pay Paul is such a fun pattern. I love both of the ones displayed here. I made one with just two colors and it turned one good too, Love your little hearts!