Summer Tumbling Blocks
**update: I first put this quilt on Bothtwins, before I made my own page, so apologies for the duplicate entry. Haven't figured out how to delete it there.) My first quilt. 08-2014 started cutting, 02-15-2015 finished piecing. This pattern by Liza Prior Lucy is in Kaffe Fassetts' book "Quilt Romance". In retrospect, I wouldn't recommend this pattern, as it calls for paper templates and scissors (techniques have improved) but it's lovely. I collected sale fabric for months before deciding on the pattern, Tumbling Blocks, which I always wanted to knit but just couldn't face 9 colors per row Fair-Isle, and if you've ever seen Kaffe's knit sweater patterns you know what I mean. Fast forward 25 years and here's my chance at Tumbling Blocks! I sent it off for top-stitching at Pacific Fabrics, a locally-owned small chain store and chose Hobbs poly-blend batt. Finished the binding on 04-24-2015. Queen size 94" x 98". I had enough leftovers to make a bolster cover and 4 pillowcases. I have to say that, at the time, I thought I had only one quilt in me (other hobbies, right?) but that is not how it turned out. Stay tuned.