Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

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Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

It is so much fun showing a quilt outside by the river when there isn’t a breeze.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

Last month I only had a few of the sections made of this quilt that I showed in my Two New Scrap Projects post. My plan was for this to be something that I worked on once in a while…….as you can see that didn’t work out.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

The other day I pulled out my AccuQuilt GO! and my AccuQuilt 2″ finished HST die, went through my scraps and made all kinds of blocks. What you see below is actually my leftovers! Hmmmm, wonder what I can make with them.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

This quilt was in the book Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

Once I had made so many HST blocks I couldn’t wait to lay out the rows on the floor… thing I knew…..I had it all put together. There was a quilting diagram that showed long feathers in the black sections. I don’t know if I am brave enough to try that.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern

I’m not going to trim the edges until I quilt it……which may be a bit. Have you ever done something like this? Plan on a project that should be long-term and then……not be able to stop once you start working on it. I think it is a beautiful design.

Barbed Wire Quilt Pattern
I also finished up my other project from the Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts Book, check out my Trail Marker table runner.

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  1. This quilt is eye-catching. It's a great way to use small leftovers. I love when a project grips you so that you can't put it down. Looking forward to seeing it quilted.

  2. Sandra Walker says:

    Your quilt just LEAPT off the page at me from Let's Bee Social, even though it's not beside mine! So that's saying something. I love the by the river pic. Feathers for sure. Go for it; draw them out first (go visit Jasmine at Quilt Kisses for the link to a Feathers Boot Camp class) and also remember what Angela Walters always says: FMQ is not perfect.

  3. Lorna McMahon says:

    Oh, Connie! This is such a gorgeous quilt top! I can easily see why once you got started you couldn't stop. What a wonderful design for using up those colourful scraps.

  4. Oh this is really really gooood! 🙂 I was taken over by a project just this weekend in fact! Have fun with the quilting…I am betting it won't wait either 😉

  5. Connie, the quilt is gorgeous! You have a way of putting colors together that really rock! This is going on my must do list. 🙂

  6. Wow – it is easy to see why you would not be able to stop putting together this fabulous quilt Connie! I so LOVE the scrappy HSTs arranged like you did!

  7. This quilt is gorgeous, Connie. It looks difficult, but when you break it down, it's easy – just a LOT of blocks! I love it.

  8. andrea @ tideline quilts says:

    Hi Connie! I love all of your work, but this one is particularly stunning! Wow! I cannot wait to see this quilted…what a beauty!

  9. I love the way this one came out and it is a fabulous use of scraps.

  10. carolegoldquilts says:

    hee hee, I've done that, for sure! Sometimes ya just can't stop a good thing!!!

  11. This is really attractive. It will be fun to see how you decide to quilt it.

  12. I love your quilt. The black just sets it off. So nice to see you work with your Accuquilt. I have the old one that is quite hard to turn. Have so few die's
    You are really going to enjoy this quilt.

  13. this is so very pretty. I love how the colors pop against the black. and your edges give it a wonderfully different take adding interest. thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

  14. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Good morning Connie…Just wanted to tell you that I think your latest quilt is beautiful, and when I saw the first picture hanging there, by the water, it brought to mind an old movie with Rex Harrison and Gene Tierney, called The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Don't know if you've ever seen it, but it is one of my all time favorite movies and I must have seen it at least a dozen times or more.

    As to not being able to walk away from a project, I have definitely been there on many occasion…it's the nature of the beast.

    Hope you enjoy your week-end.

  15. Stitchin At Home says:

    It is a lovely quilt.

  16. Missy Shay says:

    It looks great and I love the name you gave it!

  17. Amy @ Amy's FMQ Adventures says:

    I think it's gorgeous! And feathers in the solid bits would be so fabulous!

  18. Createology says:

    Yes…begin and finish right away however…nothing like you create! Stunning and love that you used scraps. Barbed Wire Bliss…

  19. Oh my! That is just stunning!

  20. Beautiful; I'm. always amazed at what can be done with HSTs!

  21. I love it so much Connie! I want that book!

  22. Your quilt is amazing. I love it!

  23. Calicojoan says:

    I absolutely love half square triangles! This is just beautiful!

  24. Connie that is a beautiful design and a major scrap buster. I think I have that book somewhere I'll have to pay special attention as I re-shelve my books in the great sewing room clean out. Almost done with that monumental chore and I'm getting excited about being able to sew again!

  25. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    Connie, your quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see it finished!

  26. This quilt is GORGEOUS! Love it, LOVE it!

  27. A gorgeous quilt top Connie and the photo by the river shows it of to perfection.

  28. Really love the picture Connie. That quilt is beautiful. I love the bright colors against the black.

  29. I love this quilt and I really love it when I get possessed by a project!

  30. says:

    That is a lovely quilt. Love the pictures by the river and in the snow.

  31. Podunk Pretties says:

    Connie that is simply eyecatching! And the name! Looking forward to seeing the finish.

  32. Libby in TN says:

    Such a lovely pattern, I can certainly understand how difficult it was for you to stop. Every time I try leader-ender units I end up forging ahead on them rather than the project I should be working on!

  33. Vicki in MN says:

    What a great scrap quilt!

  34. The quilt top is gorgeous, Connie, and I love the name! Beautiful pictures in the snow.

  35. It's beautiful Connie! Yes, I have gotten so excited over a project that it just rolled along to the end. I don't think feathers. This reminds me of the photo you showed of the all the geese on the dark waters in front of your house. Maybe you could search some water motifs to fill that black and just a meander over the geese (hsts).

  36. This happens to me sometimes and I get obsessed with one project. I call those the bossy quilts!
    This is gorgeous… no wonder you couldn't stop working on it!
    Go ahead and try the feathers!