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Sunday, December 2, 2012
QJ - Jeopardy I
QUILT JOURNAL - JEOPARDY I
aka BLUE & YELLOW MONSTER
Started - September 1993
Completed - July 16, 1995
Block pattern from "Strips That Sizzle"
By Margaret J. Miller (c) 1992
That Patchwork Place, Inc.
I used over 30 different fabrics each of blue and yellow -
Inspired by the ”Jeopardy" set on TV - hence the name -
Mind you, this was way before blue and yellow became a popular color combination -
And yellows were VERY hard to find - ;))
I tried to duplicate the pattern on Pg. 84-87 -
Fractured Pansies -
By Wanda S. Hanson - 1991 -
Sandwich, Illinois, 54” x 42”
Substituting blue for purple, but it didn't work -
So it then became my "Blue & Yellow Monster".
After I had cut ALL of the strip sets -
I realized that my diagonal cuts were "backward" -
Instead of going from bottom RIGHT to upper LEFT -
They were going from bottom LEFT to upper RIGHT -
There was no way that I was going to be able to duplicate the pattern -
I had forgotten to compensate for being Left-handed -
And the colors were on the wrong side!!
Rule #1 - Don't Forget that YOU ARE LEFT-HANDED!
It was "in progress" on our dining room wall for over two years -
I kept trying a new variation - the possibilities were endless -
Until I finally decided that it was as good as it was going to get.
Won 1st place at the County Fair in August 1995.
I used the border fabric for the backing -
And the hanging sleeve -
When My Other Half met me at the County Fair - he asked about the "blue thing"-
I pointed to it hanging on the wall over his shoulder -
He turned around and said, "THAT won a blue ribbon? I HATE that thing!"
It hung in our family room for several years - he eventually got used to it - ;))
A couple of years later - January 1997 -
I entered the quilt in local quilt show -
Where they missed the hanging sleeve -
And hung it sideways!! - ;))
QJ - 1995