A top in progress - upcycled blues top #17
Of all the blues tops I've made and am still making, this one is the most unique.
I'm taking odds and ends of all the 14+ tops I've made and trying to make a cohesive quilt top out of them all.
What exactly am I talking about?
Among other pieces of blues, this is what I have:
- leftover blocks
- labels and pockets
- "bonus" triangles - ones that I created when I snowballed some corners. I have at least 3 sizes of these. I'm using the largest ones right now - but am thinking how I can use the smaller ones
- various 1.5" strips from TagAlong, especially, but not only TagAlong. I actually cut quite a few of them for All Crumbled Up
Let me show you where this project is to date. I'm creating it in rounds. I'm taking it as a challenge to try to make it somehow look like a cohesive unit--and am attempting to do that with the repetition of the light blue sashing.
After that I'll do some 12" blocks - and I'm looking forward to those. I hope to put embroidered pieces (cut from various shirts - nothing I embroidered) in those and some wonky blocks. This is where I may make up some more blocks from my small bonus triangles and use them there - am thinking - maybe some tiny pinwheels? I also want to use a few pockets in that 12" round.
It's all just swirling around in my head - as I'm working on this round. At least at the very moment, I know what I'm doing!
In case you are new to this blog - I'm using up leftover pieces from these - I decided to go ahead and put pictures of all the tops in this series so far - so you can see at a glance this whole thing. You may click on them to see them larger if you wish.
Gallery of my "Upcycled Blues" tops
Top #15 is at my sewing machine and I'm working on it daily when I'm not quilting. It's bit tedious, however, and so I'm forcing myself to work on it. I'm sure when I get closer to getting finished, I'll work even harder on it. In the meantime, it's there, but not really exciting.
So it's like this - Tops # 1-14 - you've seen, Top #15 is on the sewing machine. Top #16 is my next crumbs blocks from the blues and so that makes this one Top #17. It's amazing how fast it adds up.
And there you go...I've decided to reveal this one as I go along - just to maybe share with you some of my thought process in making this particular top.
Don't forget to check out what my sis has for you in the store!