Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A Little Extra Gravy in November

For those of us who have just
finished enjoying a Thanksgiving meal 
with family and friends,
I'm thinking many of us might have added a little extra 
gravy to our turkey and mashed potatoes.

The extra gravy 
was not on my plate this year, but rather, it was
finishing the top I started only last month
with these Lady of the Lake blocks.

The pattern was designed by Jo Morton
for Quiltmania, issue 121.

I had been so faithful to my 17 UFO's in 2017 list
that I needed a diversion.
I loved the design,
I had plenty of fabrics that 
would work perfectly, so I opted
to temporarily take a side trail
and see what might happen.

The blocks went together easily
and soon became the center.

At this point, the pattern added the borders,
but it seemed to look unbalanced.
The photo in the magazine had half square triangles
on all four sides.

With a bit more stitching
the extra hst's were added
then the border, which was cut in an unconventional style. 
I only had a 3 long pieces of the border fabric left from 
a previous project.
With some careful piecing, I had just enough
to frame the quilt. 

Finishing this quilt top
seems like a little extra gravy for November.
It wasn't something I had planned on doing,
but it was just what I needed.
(No extra calories involved.)

Until Next Time-


  1. I really love this quilt. Great fabrics. Hugs

  2. Best kind of gravy! This is a very pretty quilt. I love those blocks.

  3. Love this beautiful top Kyle ! And I love your fabrics too :)

  4. How lovely...your lady of the lake!!!

  5. I need to be trading some extra calories for more quilting time. I can't eat while quilting, LOL. Your Lady Of The Lake is beautiful :)

  6. Now that is gravy I can sink my teeth into. Superb! Maybe it wasn't on the list, but it surely looks like it was worth sneaking it in!

  7. Lovely quilt made with pretty fabrics! Much better than gravy!

  8. Such a pretty top! I like how you cut the border fabric - it shows it off very nicely. I don't actually like gravy very much but this kind of gravy - Yum!

  9. That's a wonderful calorie free finish! So pretty and I love your creativity.

  10. This really works well with all the little triangles to frame it. And gorgeous fabrics! So fun to sneak in another finish, too. :D

  11. This turned out beautifully Kyle - great idea to add those additional small HSTs - it's just what it needed. And calorie-free too. Lucky girl!

  12. Kyle fantástico el resultado !!!
    te quedo precioso

  13. I'm loving everything about these blocks! This is going to be a winner.

  14. Your quilt is wonderful! Love the hsts around the entire piece and the border is perfect! Nice job :)

  15. Delicious extra gravy, your quilt is beautiful.

  16. Love quilt and colour Kyle. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I have changed my comments on my blog so I now get an email again. Much better that way. :-)

  17. Yummy! That's good gravy!! I have always like this block. Such a lovely traditional block design.
    always love the vintage photos. That Turkey presentation is fabulous with those fruits.
    I found my 17 in 17 ufo list yesterday in a drawer - ooops

  18. What a pretty quilt! So nice to start something new when you have the urge.

  19. Oh my extra gravy was calorie laden! Really like your take on the extra!! Very pretty colors and nice piecing...Lady of the Lake is always such a classic block...

  20. Very pretty top. I have a Quiltmania issue with a similar quilt marked...Dutch Heritage fabrics.
    I like the way you cut the border, showing another way to use a beautiful print.
    Thanks for sharing your "gravy".

  21. The perfect no calorie extra to the 17in17, Kyle! Looks great!!

  22. I recognize fabric from your Jo blocks as I have had some in my stash. Love it.