I can't figure out how to title this blog entry so I will just tell you since I came home from quilt retreat last Thursday I managed to unpack and get things put away. That is a feat all onto itself! Did the laundry another thing finished, and on Saturday promptly came down with the flu/cold bug. Three boxes of Kleenex later, today is the first day I have actually felt better. So, hopefully I'm on the mend----talk about wiped out, whatever this virus may be, it will take you down.
Yesterday I did finish seaming the long diagonal center of the two sections of Easy Street. It is now officially a quilt top and I auditioned two pieces of turquoise Batik for the borders.
Amazing what a photo will reveal. Without the camera I had picked the second color (your right) for the border. Now, after the photo, I like the first piece of turquoise fabric in the photo. I also plan to add a small strip of purple sashing between the quilt top and the border. Every one who saw the quilt being pieced at retreat liked it----Maybe after it's quilted, I will too. I just want it to be finished.
Do you visit the Missouri Star Quilt Company website? Are you on their email list? I just recently joined their email listing. I watched some of their tutorials (while sneezing and wheezing.) The Double Slice Layer Cake tutorial was one that caught my eye--- (along with many more). I made this quilt top yesterday. Today I'll sew the blocks and borders together.
You've heard of those "week-end" quilts and thought oh-sure (wink-wink!). Well, the Double Slice Layer Cake could be a ONE day quilt. Really!
Kate Spain "Cuzco" Layer Cake is the fabric. The Missouri Quilt Company is 'sold out', but if you like Cuzco you can Google and still find it online at several websites. I plan to quilt this with the Circle Lord "Cosmo" template board. I'll post when it's finished. I wanted to share that it's possible to make a quilt top and even get it quilted in one day using Jenny Doan's "Double Slice Layer Cake" tutorial.
You could also make your own layer cake squares. A layer cake is 42-10" inch squares of assorted fabrics.
There are so many more wonderful free tutorials on the Missouri Quilt Company's website. Jenny is a great teacher!
I did come up with a blog title after all---- Not a totally wasted week. Have a good weekend everyone. Stay well.