"Tag Along"

This was actually number 13 in my upcycled blues series - but I just recently finished it - and got the pictures!

I have a quandary with pictures in the spring/summer. I have nice green grass in the background, but also have a lot of shade where I have my line hung up. I also like the sun, but if I don't get busy and get my pics in the morning, the sun is coming in from the back side - creating shadows.  And the wind...

Nice problems, though.  I'm not complaining - not at all. I am blessed to have such a wonderful place to get my pictures.

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I wrote about the top here - so if you care to read about it there, you can.

I actually named it "Tag Along" because to me it seemed like the 9 patches just decided to hitch a ride with the quarter log cabin blocks - thus making this interesting look.  At least I thought it was interesting - that's why I made it! 

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The wind was a bit breezy this day - so while they aren't always hanging perfectly straight- it is because of the wind - not because of some strange things happening with the quilt itself. It's actually a very flat quilt - I used the same poly batting as I did on the other ones, but the circular dense quilting made it thinner than some of my other ones AND with no borders to get even a little "catywompus", there is no reason for any strange shapes.

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I decided that I really did like the circular quilting that I did on Starring Monkey Wrenches - so, I decided that if I do it again and again, I'll get even better at it - so I went for it!  And yes, I love it once again! The circles and round against the angles of the piecing - I like it very much!

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I did update the pattern with a new picture. It can be found here.

And of course, a quilt roll!

 

And the back!  I promised to try to remember to show you the backing on all of these. These are all upcycled fabrics. That green plaid was a set of curtains - but obviously not large enough for the whole quilt, so I had to add to them!

 I know there is a strong tree shadow right across the middle of this. But, since it is the back - I didn't take the quilt back out, hang it up and redo this picture. It is merely so you can see it anyway - I had to piece quite a bit to get this size.

I know there is a strong tree shadow right across the middle of this. But, since it is the back - I didn't take the quilt back out, hang it up and redo this picture. It is merely so you can see it anyway - I had to piece quite a bit to get this size.

As of this showing, I've got just one left to show you from the original 19 quilts that I finished from these upcycled blues! 

I've actually enjoyed this journey more than I thought I would. It was a nice change from my 2" strips series - as  I've been working with all different sizes of blocks and pieces. Most of them haven't been 2" strips - in fact.  

And now you know. I trust you are having a great day - wherever you are reading this!


Don't forget to check out what my sis has for over in the store! She's working hard daily to get your more choices and wonderful fabrics!



Becky Petersen8 Comments