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I’ve been working my way through the flimsy, or finished quilt top, pile that is sitting by the long arm. I’m determined not to quit. The bad part though, The quilts at the bottom of the pile are bigger or harder. That’s why they have been on the bottom of the pile. When I started this all I could easily hammer a quilt top out. Now it’s slower going.
The latest finish…this…
It’s Kelli’s quilt top. It’s made using a free pattern from Quilted Twins called Show Off. You can find the free pattern HERE. The original was done using 100% cotton mens shirts in a variety of colors. Kelli decided to only use blue shirts..but notice the blues go from VERY dark blue to light blues. She used the extras for the piano key border.
Without me knowing that Kelli was making one of these quilts I had also cut out one of these quilts. I did mine more like the original in color. It’s in my UFO pile. I’ll tackle it someday.
I loved that she mixed the colors to include so many different shades.
There is a great variety from large plaids to small checks to stripes.
The binding came from my 2″ shirt strip box. It’s all scrappy.
This quilt is another great example of a quilt that is simple but pleasing. All quilts really don’t have to be fancy and hard to make to look good.
Don’t you think?
I used a variegated thread the goes from light to dark blue.
You can see the quilting motif I used better in the picture below.
Doesn’t the sky look great with the quilt??
It was windy here so I snapped pictures in between wind gusts.
The backing came from Quilted Twins’ quilt shop.
When I saw it I just knew a quilt would come along that this would be perfect for. This quilt definitely is.
Sad part, I didn’t have enough of it so I improvised.
I used up some fat quarters and scraps of blue solid fabrics that I had. Use it up!!
Of course every quilt needs a Rosie picture.
Isn’t she the cutest???
All in all, a great quilt design from Becky…great color selection from Kelli and my choice of back and quilting was okay too…it made it all one great quilt.