Wednesday, June 9, 2010

5 10 20 quilt top

5 10 20 quilt top, originally uploaded by rkkilmer.

This is a recent finished quilt top of mine. My friend Robin Gallagher designed this new pattern. The material list calls for 5 one yard cuts, or 10 half yard cuts, or 20 fat quarters. The more fabrics you use, the scrappier the finished product. The top you see here is comprised of 10 half yards. I actually ordered the fabric, sight unseen, from a seller on I messaged the seller and requested 10 different Amy Butler fabrics and this is what I got. I rather do like the combo. I would have seriously obsessed about what to use and where if I had stood in a shop and picked them myself. I love scrappy quilts, but can never manage to just pick and sew. I always fuss and fuss over the layout. Putting the top together this way really helped me over come that problem. I actually have another top in the works using this same pattern, but with 20 different fat quarters. I will post that one just as soon as I get it put together.