My second quilt finish for the year – yeah! This is a fun scrappy pattern and I will definitely make another one or two.
I used this quilt to practice the quilting motif Jungle Riot from the Pajama Quilter’s Rethreaded DVD. The plan is to use this same motif on the next top to be quilted.
Today I am cleaning, organizing and piecing so that I have something new for Design Wall Monday. Tomorrow I plan to start machine quilting the next top. I need to keep my focus and not get distracted if I am to reach my goal of 25 quilted tops this year.
Hope you are having a good weekend.
The first item on my list is done – the Four Patchwork quilt is finished. It feels good to have a completed quilt finish for the end of the year.
So now it is back to the Rocky Mountain Bear Claw. I have six blocks which is an interesting number to place in a quilt. The layout that I was considering was placing a 4 patch on point and cutting the other two blocks on the diagonal for corner triangles. Before cutting I wanted a visual look
and didn’t like it at all. To me it looks abrupt and angular with no connection to the center. Even though I was fairly sure that I also wouldn’t like it if I cut the extra two blocks horizontally, I tried it anyway.
And I was right. I don’t like this any better than the first one. So the final decision is to make a small two block runner for the coffee table and a small four block wallhanging.
All that is left to do is one block and borders. My schedule this week has become very busy, but it should still be done by the end of the year.
This quilt top was sewn together before I made my end-of-year list.
The pattern is Lattice Quilt by Beth Donaldson. The directions call for 3″ strips, but I used 2 1/2″ strips from my scrap bin so my top is a bit smaller. It was easy to calculate the new sizes especially since there are only two shapes – squares and rectangles. I think that next time I will size it up using strips from my 3 1/2″ bin.
Lattice Quilt uses a lot of partial seams, so I used my Juki with the thread cutter to put this top together. This is a great way to use up scraps, so I plan on making more of them.
Check out all the quilt inspiration at Judy’s Design Wall Monday.