Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The Accidental Quilt



A few weeks ago when I was making plans to do some precutting so I could do some serious sewing I tripped across a quilt that truly captured my heart. I was instantly smitten ------ yes when it comes to quilts there is love at first sight for me. :-) I recognized the pattern, knew I had the fabric so I was good to go.



Sunday I made the first 6 - 8 blocks, arranged them on my design wall, pulled up the picture on-line just to double check layout and such. Sccccrrrrreeeeeccccchhhhhh - wait a minute - wait a dang minute - those blocks did NOT look like mine. What the heck!!!! I looked at my design wall, back at my monitor, back at my design wall, back at my monitor ------ OK you get the picture. Then all I could do was start laughing! It wasn't the same quilt - similar but definitely not the same. ROFLOL - seriously ROFLOL.



While continuing to laugh, snicker, giggle, chortle and smile I made the rest of the blocks, assembled my quilt top and stood back pleased as punch. The pattern is Picnic from Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett made with Vintage Modern but in my house it's always going to be know as "The Accidental Quilt" LOL




I think it's pretty obvious that I'm not even a good copy cat. LOL



Enjoy a pieceful day - thank you for stopping to visit.



In Friendship!

36 comments:

Carol said...

Accidental...on purpose...either way...I LOVE it!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

We've all been there, done that, in one form or another.

Wendy said...

Looks like a pretty happy accident. I love that pattern and you picked great fabrics to make it.

Sue said...

That's funny! Your quilt looks good and those fabrics are just wonderful aren't they?

paulette said...

I wish I made 'Accidents' like that one!! Gorgeous!
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Cyndi loves to stitch said...

Call it whatever you want it's a beautiful quilt!!! I'm intrigued, are going to show it open a little more?

Anna said...

quilting and laughter...a great combination! lol

AnnieO said...

It is a beautiful quilt no matter who, what, where or how it ended up being made :) I have a box full of special strips set aside to make that very quilt right now but need to find a great background fabric to get started!

Monica said...

Sometimes it's the accidental quilts that turn out to be our favorites. Ask me how I know? LOL

Dresden Quilter said...

It looks great to me!

Vicky said...

It's going to be your favorite quilt!!

Vicky said...

It's going to be your favorite quilt!!

Vicky said...

It's going to be your favorite quilt!!

Carrie P. said...

I think it is a very pretty accident!

Cheryl said...

Oh, how funny. Been there! What a darling "accident" though.

Vivian said...

It's a talented quilter who has such a lovely quilt as the result of an "accident."
The fabrics are lovely, Mary. Well done!

Carol said...

Looks like Picnic to me. What did you do different? Love the quilt.

Cheryl said...

LOL....love this post, and I must say it's one of the most wonderful accidents I have seen!!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Looks great! Accident or not. :)

Debi said...

It is really beautful..accident not really! I love it...great job.

Linda in Calif. said...

Too Funny!!! (Lovely quilt)

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Giggle! Oh girl! You had me smiling! Yep, been there too, but it is still a gorgeous quilt!

shez said...

its lovely Darlene,i think you did very well.xx

Sinta Renee said...

You are too funny! You are going to love your picnic quilt when it is all finished... even if it is an accidental quilt!

Just Ramblin' said...

I couldn't help but chuckle as I read your post. It is just too funny! But, regardless, it turned out just lovely. Nola

sunny said...

Yeah, I wish my accidents looked that good! So when are you going to make the other one?? LOL!

Michele said...

Beautiful, an accident or not :-)

Sherry said...

This post made me chuckle - too funny! You did a great job - accidental or not! :)

carol fun said...

I've done the same thing. I sewed up some blocks with a Fig Tree pattern and was so pleased with myself. A friend came over looked at the blocks and asked what pattern they were. I showed her the pattern and she looked and looked again and pointed out that I had sewn mine together backwards. By that time I had a bunch made and that's the way the are going to be! Your quilt is very pretty no matter what pattern it is!

Debby said...

Thats one way of thinking outside the box!! Lovely quilt!!

Lori said...

Too funny! You made it your own and didn't even mean too! lol

Karen said...

Oh so funny! Are you going to try again to make one like the one you had in mind?

Jenniffier Kramer said...

It turned out lovely even if it wasn't what you were originally intending.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

It's adorable, even if it was accidental. I wish my accidents turned out so well.

Ruth K said...

Its lovely regardless, I made picnic and give it away and I just ordered some Denise Schmit's that are just going to give the right colorfulness so I'm just waiting to start on mine, i think the other one is what some call ritzy cracker or something like that, but anyhow, for an "accident" it's a beautiful "accident".

Ruth K said...

Its lovely regardless, I made picnic and give it away and I just ordered some Denise Schmit's that are just going to give the right colorfulness so I'm just waiting to start on mine, i think the other one is what some call ritzy cracker or something like that, but anyhow, for an "accident" it's a beautiful "accident".

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