Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP Wednesday - Tuesday Morning Quilt


Tuesday Morning had these gorgeous striped cotton napkins and I fell in love with the bright fall colors.  Naturally, I thought...quilt!  Like maybe for a picnic.  So I bought all they had, intending to just stitch them together maybe turning the stripes in different directions which would have been quite all right and I would've had a finished quilt weeks ago without all the mess-ups. But then I thought about cutting them up and sewing them back together like the mitered square quilts I've seen made from striped fabric.  Course that didn't quite work out.  Plus there were all the placement errors and cutting oopses that led to fewer useable napkins.  The cutting mistakes wound up as part of the backing and I left the rest alone.

The fabric is a heavier texture than quilting cotton, but still very workable.  It's kinda stretchy, but I always starch a good bit, so that wasn't a problem during piecing or the quilting, which is just straight line, in the ditch and about 3/8 inch either side of the seams.  I'm wondering if I should add more quilting?  Probably not.  I don't want to devote any more time to this little experiment gone wrong!

Even with the mistakes and problems, I still like this little quilt  because of the happy colors.  I'm  sewing the binding on now and linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

14 comments:

Toni said...

I think it looks great! Perfect for a fall picnic!

Tanya said...

I love the colors, too! I love large random stripe prints, but I don't seem to see very many out there. What a great find!

Meredith said...

mistakes!? I see none! (I think we're always our worst critics and just b/c things don't go to plan, it doesn't always mean it went bad). I love it! Great way to make a lovely quilt. I think the amount of quilting is perfect too!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful colors! I love all the different blocks!

Rebecca Lynne said...

This is gorgeous and way to think out of the box when you saw something inspiring! Don't you just love when that happens? And mistakes are just creative nuances...so pssht..not mistakes!!!

Tamara said...

beautiful!! love it!!! you are your worst critic because i saw it and thought ooohhh how pretty!

Cassie said...

That is a great idea, using napkins for a picnic quilt! Why didn't I think of that?!? It looks great!

Kelli said...

I love it! And I agree with other commenters...there are no mistakes in design, only unforseen design elements! ;)

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

Maria Spiller said...

A super quilt and lovely colours. It's very striking and caught me eye instantly as I was going through my blog reading list this morning.

Debbie said...

very fun! what beautiful colors!

æble said...

I think if everything matched up, it wouldn't look half as good. I really thought you had intentionally played with the wonkiness until I started actually reading the text.

Leanne said...

Your quilt is great fun and very colourful!

Concha said...

I love all the clever things you van do with stripes!

I think you quilt has turned out great. :)