Thursday, November 5, 2015

TBT - Morning Splash

In November of 2009, Judy Laquidara at Patchwork Times was doing a quilt-along.  I decided to jump in, but being pretty new to the whole process still, I decided to do a smaller version of her quilt using some fat quarters and other yardage that I had in my (small at the time) stash.   The quilt pattern was called "Morning Splash".

This was one of my first quilt that used a variety of colours, rather than shades of one colour. It took some convincing to decide to do this, and I followed Judy's colour scheme pretty closely in the hopes that I would not be disappointed with my choices.

I recall that I made a change to one section of the blocks, to avoid having the green and yellow side-by-side when I put the blocks together. But other than that, I was really happy with the colour choices and the end result of the quilt.  It was smaller than Judy's design, and that required me to recalculate some of the border sections. And I was pretty tight on some of the fabric (the colours of the border sections changed based on the pieces of fabric I was able to cut.

However, I was really happy with the end result. I quilted it with a meander in variegated purple thread, and backed it with green to match the green on the front.  It's a lovely lap-sized quilt, although currently spends most of its time protecting my couch from my kitties.  They seem to love it :)

Please join me for Throwback Thursday today. The rules are simple (and flexible :) ). Write a post (or revive an old one) about an old quilt or project that you have - maybe something from your pre-blogging days, or just a project you love that you want to show off again. Please include a link back to this post in yours, and when you link up make sure you are linking to your specific blog post, not just your blog address. You want to make sure people can find your post if they drop by the linkup later.

Add your link, and check out some of the other links for some inspiration. See my sidebar for a TBT button you can add to your blog.

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