"Peek A Boo"

This one was number four in my series of upcycled blues tops - as in the fourth top I made, not the fourth one I quilted. In fact, out of the original 19, I have just a few left to show you (5, in fact).

If you remember Periscope, I was able to cut out rather large pieces out of some of the backs of the shirts. This one used up a lot of 6.5" pieces.

 Periscope Quilt

Here's a close up of the design. This would look good with some really nice prints in the 6.5" squares. A lot of my fabrics are kind of boring as many are shirts - and not interesting ones at that!

 When I look at it like this, I like it quite a lot! The name "Peek A Boo" was for the white pieces peeking out behind the sashed squares turned on point. They kind of reminded me of when you hold your hands in front of your eyes and play the game with a little kid.

When I look at it like this, I like it quite a lot! The name "Peek A Boo" was for the white pieces peeking out behind the sashed squares turned on point. They kind of reminded me of when you hold your hands in front of your eyes and play the game with a little kid.

While I had been excited about making the top, by the time I had had finished the first 19, this one fell down to just above Frisky Boxes as one of the ones I liked the least. As a result, I didn't want to spend a lot of time quilting it.  So I used a rather large meander.

You caught that I said, "Large", right?  It's probably the largest meander I've used since the first few quilts I free motion quilted when I really had no idea what I was doing.

 Periscope Quilt Angled View
 

Here's how the back looked. Once again - all upcycleds.  This one I struggled with a bit of puckering because it was a more light weight fabric and didn't want to stay put as well as something with more body. I should have starched it stiff!

 Periscope Quilt Backing

 Periscope Quilt Roll
 

The quilt roll!

Because the design was a bit more involved, it didn't show up as well in a long distance shot!  But it was nice and sunny on this day!

 Bright and Sunny Periscope Quilt

I did update the pattern with a new picture. It is here.

Maybe someone can use it. This would be great with novelty prints or pinks or all animals, etc.

And don't forget to check out what my sis has in the store!  Maybe there's something you can use! She's recently been working on adding a bunch of panels!


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