Monday, September 30, 2013

Framed Quilt Top: Week 10 of Simply Retro Quilt Along

Well, the Simply Retro quilt along over at Jana's blog slowed down a bit over the last couple of weeks, which was nice.  I thought that with the extra time, I would actually be able to totally finish this week's project....however I was wrong.  I had every intention of doing so, but decided to work on other projects in between.  I guess when you have more time to finish something, that also means you have more time to procrastinate!  I at least got the quilt top done and I really like how it turned out.

The pattern is "Framed" from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro.  It was one of my favorites from the beginning and I feel that I like it even more with Sweetwater's new Road 15 Layer Cake. 

I used all of the darker prints in the layer cake and left the prints with a cream background out, since the pattern only called for 26 of the 40 layer cake squares I was able to do that.  Perhaps I can make a cute low volume project out of my left over squares!  Another bonus was that there was a 2.5" square left from each of the 26 - 10" squares, so I have a little stack of mini charms as well that I could add to my collection or make another project with.  I am really excited about my idea for the quilting on this one, so I hope that I can get to it soon.  I want to go along with the "road" theme and incorporate one of my favorite bands of all time.  Is that a good enough hint for you?

This coming up week is the last week of the quilt along, which makes me a little sad.  I guess I should look on the bright side though....I can actually quilt some of these tops now!  The last project is "Fresh," which uses all half square triangles.  The pattern calls for two layer cakes (or 64 - 10" square) and I don't have two layer cakes that I can use.  Since, the layer cake squares are cut into 4 - 5" squares anyway, I am going to use a dessert roll (5" by WOF strips) and supplement with my trusty natural linen to get enough for the quilt.  I am interested to see how it will turn out.  Well, until next time...have fun creating!

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