I know that I have been missing in action for a bit, but I have been busy!
This year, my goal is to finish at least 2 tops a month. Now, I know this sounds like a lot, but I do have several quilts (about 10) that I have already made the blocks for but just haven’t set into tops yet. Either because they are needing just 1 or 2 more blocks or I got interrupted along the way for some reason. I’m not going to quilt these just yet but hope to do that later after I take inventory of my yardage.
Anyhoo……… this is the first of the tops. It’s not completely finished as I still need to finish the borders and I’m about half way done with it. Some of you may remember from 2008, Claudia’s Quilt Shop had a BOM called Simple Scrappy Treasures. This is my version. You might remember that it called for 8 Double Pinwheels and 8 Heart Applique in a border blocks. Well, my quilt only has 1 pinwheel. Very frustrating story (for me at least). I can make almost any block out there and I have done Pinwheels before, a very simple block. Well, for some reason this past week I was trying to finish up the blocks and that was 1 that I needed to do, that and the Heart block. Well, I could not get my triangles to do in the right direction for the life of me, so I only made 1. The Heart block, I didn’t really care for and just was not in the mood for applique. Sew, you think it might be a holey top with those blocks missing? Wrong! I have a large bag (or it was until I started this) of orphan blocks of various sizes and I substituted those for the Heart and Pinwheels. I feel this is a good example of using what you have to the best of your ability and using from stash!
Please keep in mind that this top is completely made from scraps of ALL COLORS! But I love how it came together. There are prints of all types and colors. Did I mention that already that it is colorful? And very large at 108 x 82 making it a queen size top. I tried to put the pictures in order as it is so big and I had to take a few from different sides of the bed as I was unable to get the whole quilt in one frame. That is Missy who decided to be the tester.
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