"Periscope"

This is yet another upcycled blues quilt I finished recently.

It was number 2 in the tops that I made. Starring Monkey Wrenches was first and this one was the next one. I finished quilting them in a more random order than I made the tops -- I totally decided which one to quilt by what mood I was in!

 This quilt was my way of quietly rebelling against always cutting up the fabric into small pieces. I thought that sometimes the fabric is pretty enough to stay in big chunks. Of course, that would work better if the fabric were actually pretty!  Some of these were just, well, shirts, and not particularly special.  But imagine it with some novelty prints or all Hawaiian prints in each square.  It'd be nice!

This quilt was my way of quietly rebelling against always cutting up the fabric into small pieces. I thought that sometimes the fabric is pretty enough to stay in big chunks. Of course, that would work better if the fabric were actually pretty!  Some of these were just, well, shirts, and not particularly special.

But imagine it with some novelty prints or all Hawaiian prints in each square.  It'd be nice!

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The backing was all upcycleds as well, of course.  I am about out of blues, so I decided that it didn't really matter - I could use red!

 

If you weren't reading this when I made the top in the first place - (November, 2017), this quilt top is simply a courthouse square block, a plain block and the one with the half square triangles in it.

I don't usually make blocks that use units this big (the HST one), but they went together quickly- esp. since I only needed 12 of them for this quilt!

 Before I quilted it, I kept trying to tell myself to just do an all over design - I could be done in 4 hours or less. The rest of me said, "No, you can't do that - you need to make sure the lights still stand out as special in this design."  But I didn't really know what to do! I briefly thought of feathers, but quickly vetoed that  - need to do some of those again but on a print - where they are less visible.  So, I just kind of made up something. I was hoping for texture and to reinforce the pattern.  Overall, I'm okay with how it turned out.

Before I quilted it, I kept trying to tell myself to just do an all over design - I could be done in 4 hours or less. The rest of me said, "No, you can't do that - you need to make sure the lights still stand out as special in this design."

But I didn't really know what to do! I briefly thought of feathers, but quickly vetoed that  - need to do some of those again but on a print - where they are less visible.

So, I just kind of made up something. I was hoping for texture and to reinforce the pattern.

Overall, I'm okay with how it turned out.

This angle gives you a little different view of the quilting.  I am really feeling exposed by showing you the quilting even this close.  I did some echo quilting and some stippling - attempted straight line quilting without a ruler. LOL.  I figure I'll never get better if I don't try it!  So I went for it!

 I'll admit a special liking for that Hawaiian print.  Love it in fact!

I'll admit a special liking for that Hawaiian print.  Love it in fact!

I did update the pattern - it's here!

The only thing I  did was update the picture. But it's a free download - so feel free to update your pattern if you already have one.

I hope some of you can use it.

 
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And the quilt roll.  Of course.

I'm wondering how all the quilts in this series would look with all their quilt rolls in one photo.

I guess I'll have to get busy. 

I don't think the puff or biscuit quilt I'm working on will make a roll, though. I think I could use it as the base for all the other ones to sit on, though!

And not, you've not seen it yet - I'm just making the blocks right now - and only when I'm in a certain mood.

 

We often have breezy weather, but I managed to catch the quilt when it was hanging straight down - at least "almost" straight down!  This one looks nice from a distance because the blocks are so big!

 

 This quilt is about 100"x100" - or at least it was before I quilted and washed it.  All of the quilts in this series are around 95-105" square or rectangle - or around there.

This quilt is about 100"x100" - or at least it was before I quilted and washed it.

All of the quilts in this series are around 95-105" square or rectangle - or around there.

Have a great day!  I hope it's a good one for you!

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