Happy Friday! Thanks to my husband's need to recuperate from surgery, I have been able to spend some quality time in my sewing room. I have another quilt top to add to the queue on the rack waiting to be quilted! It started with a jelly roll of the lovely Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille and this pattern from Lee at Freshly Pieced that I found at the Moda Bakeshop.
I decided not to add the borders to simplify the look. Please note and admire the feet of my stand-in quilt holder! As my usual assistant for this was not available, I enlisted my very tall oldest son for this important responsibility.
Azaleas in bloom to accompany this quilt top.
I do love the mix of patterns and colors in this collection! I did have one on-going issue with this quilt relating to the use of the pre-cut 2.5" strips. It seems to me that the strips are not exactly 2.5" from edge to edge...see my evidence below (apologize for the blurry close ups):
....just enough off to make a difference. I have signed up for the Craftsy class with Camille Roskelley on using pre-cuts and hopefully I will figure out what I am doing wrong! How do you work with pre-cuts to ensure precise piecing?
Today is the first day of the Bloggers Quilt Festival and I am seriously considering entering a quilt...WHAT?! Stay tuned for more craziness...