Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hat Trick

It was hard picking out my fabric for Hat Trick.  I wasn't using a family of fabric, just selecting fat quarters from my happy bin.  I decided to go with a yellow, green, turquoise, and pink theme.  I was wanting to come up with a combination that screamed spring.


I decided to change up the placement of the background fabric for the center 9 Patches 



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 103
The pattern is Hat Trick by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Company.
It finished at 26" x 32"
It has approximately 237 pieces.





It only took me a couple of afternoons to finish this project, start to finish. There's still plenty of time to join Sinta and Sherri for the Another Year of Schnibbles sew-along.  

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Click here for the pattern.

Here's a little sneak peak of what my kitchen table will look like next Easter.



As dreary as it still is at my house this spring, I should leave Hat Trick on the table, even though it's not quilted.  It's the only touch of spring color in my neck of the woods.


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27 comments:

  1. Love your color scheme! What a darling quilt!!

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  2. Yes, I think you need to leave it - it's so fresh and happy!! May you need to quilt it quickly, it's still enough spring left to carry you through, and a sweet "pick me up" for all that cold dragging on there. Love the combo you chose, and I like that you made both inner borders different.

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  3. Great choices from your happy bin! I like the look of clustering the colors together and the white background just makes all those fabrics appear even happier.

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  4. It is such a lovely quilt. Love the colors. It is cheerful and uplifting.

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  5. As usual, Thelma, I LOVE it! So very cheerful! You are right, it screams "SPRING!"

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  6. Wow--so pretty and springy! I won't be able to work on mine until I get back from retreat late next week, but I'm excited to get started!

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  7. Thelma, Your Happy fabric was a perfect choice for this piece. It's so cheerful and like everyone else said, the first thing that comes to mind is Spring!!! It makes me want to get my hummingbird feeders out...but we are expection snow again in a day or two. Love you Hat Trick!!! Hugs...

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  8. you have TOTALLY made my day - i NEEDED some Spring!!!

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  9. Very sweet, Thelma. This is right up my alley. :-)

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  10. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! Love love love it!! It is perfect for Spring and my eyes bugged out when I saw it. I'm sooo going to make another one for my table.

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  11. Thelma, this is so beautiful, fresh, and vibrant! Well done!

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  12. Very pretty and spring-y and I think I need to make one for myself!

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  13. You did a beautiful job - and it most definitely looks like spring! I agree - leave it out just like that for awhile. It will make you smile each time you see it.

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  14. Wonderful SPRING quilt!! It just makes me smile it is so happy and cheerful!

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  15. Such a sweet little quilt. I love your fabric choices.

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  16. i know what you mean if its not snowing its raining now the river is rising again ita a very happy quilt
    diana

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  17. Your color choice is just perfect and it makes this a sweet little top. Now you have some spring color there. Nice job Thelma and looks wonderful.
    Gail

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  18. Beautiful colours Thelma and I think the quilt top looks much better with the change you made to those central nine patches.

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  19. Love how it turned out! Very springy and definitely happy :)

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  20. So pretty and spring like...perfect!

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  21. Beautifully done! If spring is not at your doorstep yet, you sure have a nice way of inviting it in. Love it. Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  22. It is gorgeous and screams Spring!
    Hugs
    Donna

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  23. Could you tell me, how big is each nine patch square or what size is each 9 patch? I'm wondering how small of pieces I would be working with. Thanks, Joan

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    1. Those 9 patch blocks are made up of 2 inch squares!

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  24. Thanks Thelma, for the size on the 9 patch.
    I love your site. Your are so inspirational! I have also often wondered your whereabouts since I live by Peoria. Who knows ... we just might be neighbors.
    It is sunny today (Saturday) and the river should crest by Wednesday. It might be a record breaker year.
    Thank you for sharing all your work and knowledge.
    Joan

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