Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wayward Transparency

It seems so long ago that Yvonne, The Quilting Jetgirl shared the quilt-along schedule, instructions for the cutting and construction of this quilt...  The announcement happened in August last year and the instructions came along at an easy pace every few weeks.  

It was easy to follow and easy to keep up!  For this I was grateful.  I participated in a couple Christmas Countdown block sew-alongs and felt overwhelmed when I got a few days behind.  Such. Pressure.  It was all on me... I get it, it is not a race, but I am the type of person that doesn't like to fall behind.  I don't need to be an over achiever and be "ahead of the class" either.

None the less, this quilt along was enjoyable.

The pattern was given for two finished sizes, but because I do like to be different and have trouble "following" directions exactly... I made a mini-quilt.  It only took a bit of time when I got the cutting instructions to figure out what I needed for a 24" finished quilt.  

Once I had picked my fabric and had my adjusted cutting sizes figured, the cutting and piecing were quick.  I did find it somewhat difficult to sit and wait for the next piecing instructions! But I managed to keep occupied with other projects ;)

This was an excellent exercise in color value and would highly recommend it as a beginner quilter lesson! Shoot!  I am a self-taught quilter and have been quilting for years and I learned a lot!

Now for the details...As I stated, it is 24 inches and I used a 100% wool batting (left over from a project several years ago).  It was quilted it on my new Babylock Jazz utilizing an arrow-type pattern.  The binding is the same as the medium fabric.

The backing is a pieced backing with a hanging sleeve...

I am linking up with Quilting Jetgirl's linky party.  Jump over there and check out all of the other amazing Wayward Transparency quilts!  Great colors, amazing quilting patterns and all so different!

Happy Quilting,



  1. I love that you turned it into a mini! Love the colors and the quilting makes a really cool design on the back too! Congrats on your finish!

  2. Great colors, Melva, and I like the quilting that you did for your mini quilt. Thank you so much for joining in and I am glad you thought the pace for the QAL was reasonable and that you learned something, too.

  3. Lovely mini quilt. I'm really enjoying seeing all these variations of 'transparency' across blogs and instagram ☺

  4. What a neat idea to make a mini! It turned out great! I love the transparent look that Yvonne has in so many of her designs. Glad you enjoyed the pace. :)

  5. I was thinking of reducing it, but never got around to it. Looks great.

  6. Ha ha! I always treat a pattern as more of a suggestion too! I don't seem to be able to help myself! Nice little quilt, Melva!

  7. Love that you turned this into a mini....great thinking! love your fabrics too.