"Circling the Wagons" top finished
I couldn't JUST quilt--i really wanted to piece a top or two recently. Truthfully, I was growing weary of quilting and wanted a break!
I can't really imagine being Angela Walters who said she sometimes pays people to piece for her so she can have tops to quilt! I could wish! LOL I will say that the more I quilt and the more I learn, the easier it gets and the more fun it gets. It tends to work that way - with anything!
So this one I finished - it's number 23 in my series.
I know. I know. You haven't seen that many yet! But they are in the works. No, I had no idea I'd have this many when I started. It's amazing, really. My whole 2" strips series is 63 quilts - and this one is now 20 quilts or quilt tops and at least 3 more in the works.
If you didn't realize it, there is a page on this website that features in detail this series. I've been updating the pictures as I feature the finished quilts on the blog.
Anyway, I was really tired of just quilting - as I really prefer piecing - so I took a couple of days to make this top up. It uses some bigger pieces, so it went together reasonably fast. Since there was a sashing, it wasn't lightning fast in putting together the final top, but making the blocks went quickly.
And it was fun. That was the nice part for me!
I had under a 2" strip left of the background fabric leftover when I finished. I was a little stressed as I was making it -remember, these are upcycleds, so it wasn't as if I could actually find anything like it in my stash. I had been considering options when I saw that I would have barely enough - and I was quite relieved!
I did purposely throw in some lighter blues - just to keep it interesting though I tried to make sure the blues that I did use didn't have a white background, or if they did, they had so many flowers printed on them that it was mostly colorful and not mostly white.
I did write up the pattern and it is here!
Hopefully someone can use it!
I trust that you have a great day - wherever and whenever you are reading this!
Don't forget to check out what my sis has in the store! I'm sure there is something you can use!