Yay, I have another almost finished quilt top! Yesterday I said I was going to get this UFO out and start working on it. I discovered that it was mostly cut out so I thought it would take me a couple of days but I’m more than thrilled with my progress.
November 2014 Sandy Klop from American Jane came to our guild. Her class offered 5 different patterns but this is the pattern I picked.
Of course I couldn’t do the pattern the “right” way. I saw a few tumbling blocks and I thought I’d just make units that looked like blocks. Sounds easy right?
If it wasn’t for her templates, it would have been impossible. This is a strong recommendation from me for any of Sandy’s patterns and definitely get the coordinating templates, they are a time saver.
I had a plan to do 50 cubes. There were 39 cubes already cut, 14 cubes sewn. I finished up the rest and started my lay out. Because my design wall is actually the floor, I had much unneeded/unwanted help. After rearranging these blocks 5 plus times, I decided to just sew them together as soon as the units were finished. I’m surprised it turn out as well as it did!
I finished sewing all the rows together about 10 pm last night. This picture is before I ironed it but I was so happy with the out come I just had to take a picture in the first morning light. I’m really happy with this and glad I finished it. Right now this finishes at ruffly 39 x 50. I have to add a row of half blocks to the top because I plan to just square up everything you see here and than add a border or two.
It was actually Sandy Klop that came up with the idea of adding that darker fabric to enhance the cubed floor. We picked out a couple of fabrics together to coordinate with what I had brought.
I almost gave up making this quilt, the only thing holding me back was the unacceptable thought of putting the fabric back into my empty-ish scrap boxes. That motivated me to finish what I had started and not give up and now I have an awesome optical illusion quilt. We need to challenge ourselves at times, it makes us feel invincible!
Take care my friends, Brandie