Random reflections on quilting and other creative endeavors
Thursday, June 12, 2014
I had every intention of blogging a bit after the ECMQG meeting on Saturday. In my last post I mentioned how I hoped to get a whole bunch of quilts sandwiched. I spent Friday making backs for 5 quilts, and managed to get four of them sandwiched. But then on Sunday afternoon, my daughter sent me a pattern to test, and it was so gorgeous, I just couldn't wait!
I made the first block right away. Since this was a Treasure Map, and since when you look for treasure you look for gems and jewels, and since Anna Maria Horner's fabrics are all in such luscious jewel tones, I decided to dig into my jealously guarded stash of AMH loveliness to create these blocks. I really think the blocks are stunning. In fact, we had just finished our AMH fat eighth swap at the ECMQG meeting on Saturday, so it was just serendipity that this pattern uses entirely fat eighths, except for the background.
I really only intended to make one block, but once I got started, I couldn't stop.
The next thing I knew, I had four blocks finished.
And I have to say, the trimmings were sure pretty.
And the more blocks I made the more excited I got.
And I just kept making blocks. And pretty soon, I was turning them out pretty fast...
And by yesterday afternoon, I had a finished quilt top.
I am really jazzed by this quilt. The only problem is, it adds another unfinished quilt top to the growing stack of unfinished quilt tops! Ahhh, well...
Oh, by the way, you can purchase the pattern here.