I love this quilt but it took every ounce of effort I had to "let go" and let it flow. This is from Victoria at Bumblebeans and is her Waverunner quilt. I fell in love with it when I first saw it and knew that I wanted to make one. But I had no solids. What's quilter to do?
Press not iron? Heck no -- steam the fire out of it! Make it fit!
If a block doesn't work, rip it out and redo? Of course not. Add a strip!
Square up blocks before sewing? Well you could, but why bother?
Same fabrics can't touch? Are you nuts! Who cares if yellow and cheddar are side by side!
In the end -- this was a blast and I love the quilt. It's bound in red and I smile every single time I see it. I'm not exactly sure why I waited six months to bind it -- that was silly now that it's emerged again. There are a few tucks in it and once I wash it, I believe that the crinkles of washing will really blend with the quilting.
This little gem will be entered in this spring's Bloggers Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy's Creative Side. Have a go at it if you've never had a chance to see what she does. It's amazing and there is so much inspiration over there, it will make your head spin. Seriously!
I hope you're having a wonderful day and following the rules if that makes you happy or making your own rules if that's even more fun. I get it! Jan