(I swear this quilt top is straight, I stuck it up on my design wall for the photo and the batting on my wall did not reach the bottom of the quilt, making it look funny at the bottom)
Started and finished a quilt top in the last two days! This quilt could be named any number of things- Take Three, Third Time's (hopefully) a Charm, Mom Better Stick With These Colors...
A few months back I ordered a bunch of Tula Pink's Saltwater Collection fabric to make some quilts to match my mom's newly redecorated living room. I was quilting the first quilt and had the top to a second completed when she decided to redecorate again (third time in 6 months) and use different colors. So, of course, she requested a new quilt. Earlier this week I decided to finally cut into these new fabrics and get to work- I had been putting it off for a few months to make sure these colors stuck around.
The main print is from a shower curtain and a fairly big pattern so I brought out the Accuquilt and the 6 1/2" tumbler die so I could keep a good portion of the print.
I played around with a few layout from stripes to random to...
bunting! I loved the bunting but worried that it might be more my taste than my moms. I did toy around with making a double sided quilt with bunting on one side and the random tumbler layout on the other, but I wanted the sandy color fabric to be the background of the bunting and I did not have enough of it to make a decent size quilt and still have enough left over for tumblers in this print on the opposite side.
In the end I decide to go with the random tumblers. Also, I love my sewing room but my design wall is only about 4'x4', had to move out to the living room and my design floor to layout this quilt.
Does anyone else ever have this problem? I thought the accu in Accuquilt stood for accurate... yet somehow using this machine and sewing with a 1/4" seam I still end up with points that don't match up. Perhaps the problem is my
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday over at crazymomquilts.