Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chinese Coin Quilt

I do not know why this design is called "Chinese Coins", it looks more like "third world paper money" to me since many countries print very colorful paper money.

Early in December when I began sewing together the rectangle pieces -- which I cut out last summer when I had a week-long spasm of making my scraps usable by cutting them into squares, strips and rectangles-- I thought: this is a really quick and easy quilt. I'll be done in no time. It WAS an easy quilt but I only finished it yesterday, some six weeks after starting it.  Of I really like it.  I have a pile of scraps in need of cutting up and I will once again begin to collect a baggie full of these rectangles for a future quilt of the same style. 

6 comments :

zippiknits said...

Scrappy quilts are always so pretty. This one is very appealing to the eyes! The new header is lovely, too. Love the quilt in it.

I have four partially finished quilts but have to figure out a chair for the SR that likes my back and won't abuse it.

June Calender said...

ZIPPI -- thanks for the comment and good luck with the back support. A hot item at quilt shows last year were mesh forms to put behind your back at your sewing place, people swore by them. I don't know if you know about them, worth looking into.

Nellie's Needles said...

What FUN! Your choice of the sashing strip color makes it especially interesting and appealing.

June Calender said...

Thanks, Nellie. I thought I'd like it but I actually like it more than I expected and I'm starting to cut scrap pieces for another ... "when I get a round tuit".

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Love it, love it!

Granny Sue said...

I like it! The name is certainly odd, though. I'm enjoying your blog; came over from One Minute Writer.