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TA DA!!

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I finished a throw size quilt (57 x 68) and not just any quilt but the Busby Berkeley Inspired Popsicles quilt I've been working on for a couple months, almost exactly two months!

I don't typically design using blocks but I couldn't pass up this Popsicle inspiration.  When I design I usually see the whole area as a blank canvas to create on so it was unusual for me to start with a block.  The idea first came into my head when I saw a great promo for craftsy.com featuring some popsicles.  Around the same time I started thinking about some old movies I'd seen and for whatever reason I landed on Busby Berkeley and his over the top choreographed dance scenes but it wasn't until I was laying out my quilt top with the popsicles that I got the idea to combine the two inspirations.


This quilt was a change challenge for me and even though my points don't match up I'm very proud that I saw it through to the end.  I also chose quilting to accentuate the Busby Berkeley t…

Where does the time go?

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Sorry for the long blogosphere absence, it hasn't been intentional.  I've had a crazy last 5 - 6 weeks.  My oldest niece got married and all the hoopla surrounding that, I went on a camping trip, my daughter had 4 root canals  and have been working on a couple secret projects.  None of these activities help in the actual sewing of a quilt but I did get a lot of designing done and one baby quilt.
This was a fun quilt to make, very cheerful.  I did the math for piecing the Popsicle on point and have to say may calculations were much more forgiving on this quilt top then on the 11" Popsicle blocks.


I didn't want the quilting to take away from the Popsicle so I kept it very simple but added a wood grain to the stick.

And finally one of the main reasons I made the quilt... to give it to my daughter.


I also worked on a banner for the Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild.  I finished the top and am hoping one of our talented guild members will quilt it.

I'm pleased with the fi…