True Blue in Green
The True Blue pattern is in Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts by Carrie L. Nelson, a Leisure Arts book published in 2010. This is my 3rd quilt, which I started July 19, 2015 and finished piecing on Sept 13, 2015. I used Hobbs Heirloom 100% cotton batt and the backing is 108" wide Clara's Garden in the color Basil. Quilted by Lyn at Camlyn Quilts, finished size 80 X 80". I made 4 pillow cases to match. I really wanted a green quilt for my last quilting project because green is my favorite color and who needs more than 3 quilts? (I'm a knitter and a spinner, and this quilting thing is just a hobby-bump-in-the-road, right?) I enjoyed this pattern a lot and learned how to piece tinier pieces than on my first 2 quilts, although not perfectly. I look at it now and wonder why it was ok to not fix some of the points of the pinwheels when I had the chance. I know Jenny says "better done than perfect" but I'm sure "could have been better, if not perfect" is the way I want to go. I don't care how long it takes me to make a quilt top, as it's the only one I'm working on anyway so I have the time. "One project at a time" is my motto! This doesn't mean I don't have fabric for future projects, just that I don't start more than one. (There's a cautionary knitting tale there, one involving 17 ufo's.) I'm loving the scrappy look of my first 3 quilts. Posted 05-23-18.