Last summer, a friend’s daughter decided that she liked a quilt top (circa 2012 or 2013) on my Unfinished Object shelf. The pattern is “Ballerina” from Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts, and I remember that the quilt went together easily (and I only learned to quilt in late 2011)…except for my cutting error! The fabrics came packaged as a kit, and when I made a rather large mistake with one of the fabrics (all my fault: not the kit’s fault, and not the pattern’s fault), I didn’t have enough left to cut replacement pieces. So, if you look VERY closely (please don’t), you just might spot a slight tonal variation in two of the triangles. Apparently the fabric I bought to fix my error was from a different lot.
Measure twice and cut once doesn’t mean a thing if you measure wrong both times.
Anyway, I finished that UFO and it’s ready to go warm some small tootsies! It’s been renamed “Trampoline” for the recipient, who enjoys jumping and flipping on the trampoline with my son. I also pulled out one of my other quilts to send along for my friend’s other daughter. It seemed like they should go together. I’m calling it “Hydrate” because of an incident that occurred while she was hanging out with my older kiddo. Why not.
You may notice a few little changes around the blog. That’s because I’ve joined the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I participated last year as a much greener blogger, so this year I hope to refine my skills and polish up some of the areas on the blog that need a little attention. It’s not just great motivation for some virtual spring cleaning, it’s a great way to connect with other quilters. Plus, I’ll introduce YOU to them! The actual blog hop will run from April into May, so watch for more information. Some terrific sponsors have stepped up, and of course you’ll be able to enter to win prizes!
Finally, I put together a mini for the next Curated Quilts mini quilt challenge. The theme is: TRIANGLE. At first I was skeptical of the color palette for this one, but it just keeps growing on me. I loved the matchstick quilting process, and by the way, my original idea had this oriented in a different direction. It’s amazing how different it feels in each orientation!
Which way would you display this quilt?