Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Blurred Vision Top Done!
My Blurred Vision quilt top is done, and here it is flying in the wind, only held firmly down by DS2. I like the dramatic effect of this picture with the never-ending (seems like) hot wind outside in the yard.
The quilt is designed by Penny Layman, and is from the book Optical Illusions by Kansas City Star Quilts.
Here is the top spread out over the sewing room floor. The wind in the previous picture is to be blamed for the wrinkles in the quilt top.
I didn't actually measure the top at this stage, but it is supposed to be 64" x 80" finished. It will be perfect for a wedding gift in August.
Here is a picture of the assembly process; basically two different rows that were put together in sections. The little offset between the rows creates an interesting effect.
This is my first two-colored quilt, and I chose to use a solid teal and a light aqua as the two fabrics. It is a modern quilt, for sure, and the quilting will add an interesting touch to it. But I won't be able to do it until later this summer when I return home from my vacation.
I plan to use Britten Nummer from Ikea for most of the backing, with some interesting details in addition. I just hope that I have enough of that fabric in my stash, because I heard rumors that Ikea is stopping to make that one! I checked my local Ikea on the web, and they seem to have it, still. Fingers crossed!
I just felt that there was just too few colors in this blog post, so I had to include some beautiful flowers from my garden.
Linked up to Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday and WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.