Tuesday, March 18, 2014

It Takes Two

     In an "attempt" to empty out some project bins and use up fabric on my shelves, I'm taking one bin a month and trying to make up the quilt I kitted when I found it and "HAD" to make it.

     March's kit was called "It Takes Two" and it's from the APQ magazine from December 2010!  I know, it's crazy how long I've had this kitted!    I'm sure since then Camille Roskelly has had at least 3-4 fabric lines and numerous patterns published.


On Friday night I did all the cutting.  I found in the process of cutting that I was short 1 turquoise from the line so I had to use a blue turquoise dot from my stash.  It kind of jumps out of you in this picture but in the quilt it looks great.


I was thinking as I cut the print rectangles that "this isn't going to take too long to assemble".  THEN, I got to the cutting instructions for the white 4 inch squares.  192!    Is that for real?  Yowzer!
So, I took my ruler and pencil and sat on the couch with my lap desk and proceeded to do all the line drawing thru an episode of Hawaii 50 and Blue Bloods.

Over the next 2 days I got all the white corners sewn, trimmed and pressed and then Monday morning I woke up to a snow storm so I proceeded to assemble the whole top....

I absolutely LOVE the grey sashing with the white background and this "Bliss" fabric.
I've wanted to use a solid grey in "something" but I just didn't find the right project till now.


Here's a close up of one of the blocks......Don't look too closely though, I need to do a little better pressing on the grey so there's some little wrinkly issues  :)

As luck would have it, I have a HUGE pile of "RUBY" flannel yardage (another of Bonnie's lines) that cost me $5 a yard in the clearance room at my local quilt shop so I'm going to press it up and get it ready for use on the back!  It's two different lines but the same color way and it looks great together!!!   

If anyone is interested in the pattern, let me know, I have the whole magazine and would happily share it with you.  The quilt finished up 59 X 75.

Peggy




4 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

JoAnne said...

It is awesome!

The Other Barb said...

Glad you are using up your kitted sets! Good job! Love this quilt..but don't I say that abt all your quilts?!

Carolyn said...

That is so very pretty! I love all the colors in those fabrics. I am pretty shore I picked up some of that flannel, too.