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keskiviikko 24. huhtikuuta 2013

Hat Trick...

... is the first Another Year of Schnibbles (= AYOS) project in this year. The pattern is one pattern of the Carrie Nelson's Vintage Schnibbles collection. As Carrie is telling in pattern sheet, this quilt is named after famous hockey players, Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe, who have done a lot of hat tricks. (Hat trick = one player scores three goals in one game.)
I got a lot of boost of that story, because I'm a big fan of Finnish hockey team, Leijonat.

That is the reason why I chose these colors: combinations of golden (or lion) yellow and blue / white, which might match with this Kaufman's fabric.

 When I sewed the nine-patch blocks together...  I became more and more unsure of having this quilt as a wall-hanging. That was my original plan. It would be nice on the table... but then it have to be a square...

I also thought hardly the color of inner and outer borders...

... whether the inner border be white or mint green... and the outer border... would it be cream or blue/yellow/brown...

Well after a loooooooong thinking, I made decisions!
Hopefully the right (=nice) ones;o)

The inner border will be white on white fabric and the outer border will be pieced of different kind of cream fabrics.
And if I'm doing a square shaped quilt, I'll add those blue cornerstones...

Here's my version of 'Hat Trick' next to the original pattern....
Hmm... I like this!...

... BUT finally I decided to make it as a square shaped.
With a good imagination...
I almost see hockey sticks on the ice... and Leijonat rushing in the rink...

I own this quilt to the 1995 World Champion Team, Leijonat, because in the final match Ville Peltonen did a legendary hat trick against Sweden. 'Den glider in... den glider in i mål igen...!' Then in 1995 it was the first time, when Leijonat won the GOLD medal!!! And I do have many unforgettable memories of it!!!

Sherri Sinta Renee are hosting 'Hat Trick' parades on May 1st... make sure to check the other 'Hat Tricks'

Fenix is still little bit unsure... 

... whether this is a nice table cloth? 
So maybe we will quilt it later;o)
...and first we have to find a suitable (=nice) backing fabric...

I wish you a happy end of this week!!!

PS. I'm almost cured...but still coughing, köh-köh!

12 kommenttia:

Irma kirjoitti...

Työsi on kaunis, ihana t värit:)

Grit kirjoitti...

Wow, this is again a beautiful work from you.
So wonderful.
Grit

Celia Gibson kirjoitti...

Looks lovely.

Sinta Renee kirjoitti...

I love it! I especially love the aqua corners on the outer border. I can't wait for the parade!

Yvonne W kirjoitti...

Looks lovely on your table-- a perfect fit. Hope you will be fully recovered soon.

Dee kirjoitti...

Nice job on your Hat Trick! I like the colors you chose. I've done something similar with the blue 9-patches on mine, but haven't finished my borders yet. I liked the story you had to go with it as well!

Soile Kivinen kirjoitti...

Hyvä Leijonat! Kaunis liina.

Tilkkureppu kirjoitti...

Kauniin rauhalliset värit liinassa, tykkään kovasti!

Cattinka kirjoitti...

What a good decision to square it up and use it as a table cloth. It is beautiful.
KATRIN W.

Cheryl kirjoitti...

Love your version of Hat Trick and the story that goes with it.

Karen O kirjoitti...

Wonderful job! I love how the color placement creates a secondary design and I love the square shape.

Dolores kirjoitti...

I do like what you've done with the pattern. It looks lovely.
By the way, both Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe are Canadians.