Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Columbus, MS


Let's Go To The Races quilt top is finished. True to its name, this was a speedy project! Now it will go into my pile to be quilted after we're at a dock for a while. It will probably get an all-over type quilting design; maybe I can figure out a flame motif.


While we were cruising slowly upriver yesterday, I brought my bin of 2.5" strip scraps up to the pilothouse and sorted them by color. Then I pulled out ones that were at least 36" long.


Ever since I saw this photo of Fons and Porter's Pretzel Twist, I've wanted to make it. The bright pile of scrap strips should work well. I have the perfect background: cream with tiny pink hearts. It's actually a pretty simple design, and I was able to easily figure it out just from the photos. (But you can follow the link above if you want to purchase it; I just happen to really enjoy reverse engineering!)  The challenge will be in laying it out so that there's plenty of contrast at each point where the squares interlock. Should be fun!

4 comments:

  1. Love you quilt! Your lifestyle is similar to mine as I live in an RV is my home. Happy stitching.

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  2. What a fun way to display your quilts, on your boat!

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  3. Love that term -- reverse engineering!! That's my mode of operation, too, as I can usually figure it out after years of experience. I realize it doesn't do much for the pattern maker's economy, but it sure helps a senior citizen's budget. Love your picture of the quilts on the boat. Sally from Q-bits

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