I FINISHED IT!! finally. I feel like this one took a long time to make. I don’t know if the making took so long but the quilting and binding sure seemed to.
This is Tumalo Trail. This pattern is in Scraps and Shirttails II book.
Here is what it looks like from the book.
When I made mine I wanted a little less busy look so I decided I would try to unify it a little more and make all of the big half-square triangles of a blog the same color and make them all a shade of blue.
Here is a close up picture so you can see their colors better.
I had plenty of blue fabrics to use up so thought it might be fun to showcase some of my blue fabrics. Most, if not all are reproduction fabrics. The nine patch blocks have a mix of every color in them. I was hoping to make a dent in my 1 1/2″ bucket but didn’t do much…you all know how that goes. Scraps seem to multiply even when you are actively working with too.
I am really trying to use up what I have so used the blue paisley print for the border and a dark blue binding. I had gone to the quilt store to try to find something different, but in the end, I liked what I had at home better.
A couple of people poo-pooed my choice of this fabric and that’s totally okay that they did. I ended up really liking it for the border. It really softened and muted the look of the quilt.
Sticking to my use-it-up attitude, I used a sheet on the back. There really is more cream in it than it looks in the photo.
I used a simple stipple motif for the quilting. That’s really my preference for busy scrappy quilts. I think if I had put fancy quilting on this, the quilting and the colors would have fought for attention. This way, the quilting stepped back and let the colors shine.
Of course, no quilt is really done until there’s a picture with Izzy and Rosie…here it is.
So people…if you read my blog post back in July, I said I was contemplating making every quilt in the Scraps and Shirttails II book. With the completion of this quilt, I only have two left to make and then I will have made all of the quilts in the book.
The two left to make are Goose in the Puddle…
and Old Kentucky Album.
I think I’m going to make them both. The quilts in the book were originally more focused on being made from recycled shirts. I think I will do that with Goose in the Puddle. I have plenty of shirts and making that should be doable.
The Old Kentucky Album quilt hasn’t quite “hit me” to give me an idea of a color scheme or how to make it mine. Once I figure that out, I might start it. Does anyone have some suggestions?
For now, I’m content that I got at least one more checked off the list.
If you want to see the other quilts I’ve made from the book, you can follow this link.