I was inspired after I finishing my last 6 blocks to continue and finish my Waterfall quilt top. I started by putting all the blocks up on the design wall. With this type of project a person could move blocks around for a long time, but I opted to stick with the initial layout and get to sewing. I made just one switch as I was trimming and sewing the blocks together.
I'm so happy with the colors in this project, all chosen from my shelves a year ago when I started the project. The beauty in this pattern comes from having a range of values. I used the black and white photo below to check that my fabrics had a wide range of values. This is a great trick for assessing value when you are using prints and/or multiple colors.
The Waterfall quilt pattern is by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side. My version is the (generous) baby quilt size, 45" x 54", which we will use as a small lap quilt. I love that it's a pattern you could make multiple times and they'd all be a little different.
I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com.
My friend Sarah Ruiz at Saroy has a new pattern that she just released yesterday. I was able to test the pattern for her and make this vibrant version from the Sassafras Lane Foundation collection.
This is a super quick sew with numerous layout variations included in the pattern. And there are countless other options for arranging blocks. I chose an alternate layout for my blocks.
Hop over to Sarah's blog to see the numerous awesome tester versions of Shake and Bake or straight to Etsy to get your copy (on sale through Sunday, December 8).
I'm participating in the 31 Day Blog Writing Challenge with Cheryl of muppin.com. And be sure to visit the other participating bloggers to see what they're sharing this month.
Last year, Bernie from Needle and Foot had a series of blogger bundles featuring fabrics from her shop. I curated this bundle of five fabrics to kickoff her series in January 2018, and in December I still had only made two of the four blocks I designed for my bundle.
I participated in Miss Love's Finishing School for Winter session in January 20 through March 16 of this year. We each identified eight projects for the eight weeks which we wanted to make progress on. I previously shared that I put my Swoon project in two of the slots. This baby quilt project was one of the other projects I identified that I successfully met the goal of progress which I'd set for myself, in this case two more blocks and a finished quilt top.
It's always exciting for me to move a project into the "finished quilt top" category, though they often get stuck there. How would you quilt this quilt?