Monday, October 26, 2015

Vacation Time--A Flimsy Finish

I have to say I'm a little bitter because I should have been crushing over this quilt last Monday, but things just didn't work out that way.  Vacation Time is a mystery BOM hosted by Pat Sloan that I started back in January.  Last year I participated in Pat's Globetrotting BOM and had such a great time, I had to play again.

You can read more about my Globetrotting Quilt here
When choosing fabrics for Vacation Time I decided on Bonnie and Camille's Miss Kate line.  I fell in love with the colors in this line when I made my 2014 Aurifil Mystery BOM last year and knew I wanted to play with them again.

From January through September, Pat gave us instructions for piecing the blocks.

February through June blocks
The finial blocks and layout instructions were released this month.  I was more than ready to see what the final top would look like.

As I started to piece the rows together, I wondered if I was getting a lime green over kill.  My personal color pallet leans more toward the soft pretty blues, but onward I sewed.  Until I got to the boarders, then I had a slight problem.  I ran out of the red fabric I needed for the two smaller boarders.  I was determined to finish this last weekend and tried to use a red fabric and a brighter turquoise fabric for one of the boarders but they just didn't work.  Aggravated I stopped sewing for some internet shopping.  

I was able to locate yardage of the fabric at The Quilt Department so after a click of the purchase button it was on it's way.  The package came very quickly and they even sent a small note pad.

Now I was back in business and boy was I glad I waited on the fabric instead of rushing for a finish.  I love how the top turned out.

Now the only thing left to do is decide on a quilting plan and let the thread start flying.

 I also wanted to show my little shelves I purchased this weekend.  I'm hoping to get my sewing space more organized.  I didn't take a before picture because it was just that bad.

 I have my The Quilter's Planner 2016 on order and want to get myself ready for an even more productive year.

Today I am linking up with Main Crush Monday over at Cooking Up Quilts.  Also don't forget to hop over to Amy's Creative Side to check out the Blogger's Quilt Festival going on right now.  You can see my entries, Jungle Gym in mini quilts and Falling Leaves in small quilts.  Also the Dog Gone Cute Blog Hop is still going on over at Sew Fresh Quilts.  Thursday is the last day of the blog hop and I find myself dog gone sad about it.  Don't for get to check out my two doggie quilts and find links to all the other talented dog gone quilters here.

Come join the party!  The more the merrier!  I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.


Anonymous said...

I think you made the right decision waiting for the red fabric. This quilt is so charming. Every time, I see a BOM or quilt along on someone's blog I have remorse for not participating. Then I think I'll make that quilt on my own, but the reality is I already have too many projects.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

It looks great. I had planned to participate, but I never got around to doing it.

Kate said...

Congrats on the finished flimsy. It's gorgeous!

Stitchin At Home said...

Waiting for the red was definitely the way to go. It is a beautiful quilt.

Teje said...

Hi Tish! These are all beautiful quilts, but ecpesially I'm happy to see the red quilt! Last days I have been thinking a lot red colour which is not my favourite but still appears in many items here. So I thought to give up and to quilt something with red. I love the fabrics and colours your have used and I think that little green gives it nice warm look. Blue quilt looks also fantastic! I like how the blocks are in point, the sashing and red little squares! x Teje said...

It's beautiful! I'm glad you waited for the red fabric. Turned out lovely , well worth the wait. Thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous quilt! It's always frustrating when you want to finish a quilt and don't have enough fabric! Luckily you were able to get more and fast! It turned out beautiful and can't wait for the quilting!

Sandra Walker said...

Oh Tish, I just love this flimsy! I have a flannel stack of fat quarters I think in Daysail, which I need to get at. They are similar in colours to Miss Kate. Your organization drawers just rock. I love organization...even though my sewing corner explodes regularly. I will have to check out your entries...gotta write one more of mine yet.

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I don't think you were on a lime green overkill at all! The top looks beautiful and I'm excited to see what the quilting will look like. I liked your phrase "let the thread fly." Sounds super productive. :) Thanks for linking up to MCM. Your plan to be more organized sounds like something I need to do too!

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