When this hop was announced I knew right off what it was I wanted to do and immediately went out and picked up a Jelly Roll of Sunset to make a 1600 quilt. That idea lasted for about a week before my brain kicked itself into gear and remembered that when I first saw the pattern Round and Round by Camille Roskelley I knew I would do it at some point in time. Well this turned out to be the perfect time.
This is a heavy HST quilt and I always make my HST this way. You know square on square and stitch down the diagonal center and chop off the part you don't need. Well sometimes I go the step further and stitch an additional line so I get these:
It makes me feel like I'm not wasting as much. Usually I will use the left overs if I start with 3 .5 squares but if I make them with smaller starting squares I have a tendency to give them to a new home.
Anyway I started to make this wonderful top and realized that I wanted it professionally quilted because how I wanted it quilted is still beyond my current skill level.
It actually is flat but I was fighting off the assistant and this is as flat as I could get it without her dancing on it. So now what am I going to do for this hop. I know I could just present this as is but we had so much time to do a complete project ..... Oh yeah, I have all of those little HST. Exactly enough to make a smaller version of this pattern.
Here are several pictures of the little darling in various lights.
We had a lot of sun and a lot of snow and stupid shadows everywhere.
I even tried the floor in the living room with the curtains wide open
I didn't need the strips in the back but I thought it added something to the field of white.
The little quilt came it at approx 42 x 44 and the large version at approx 54 x 58
here is a final shot of them together.
I've had a great time with this kick off to 2014. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I hope to see you often throughout the year. Please stop by and visit the other hoppers today.
Selina Quilts (you are here)
And if you haven't been following along so far, it will be so worth your time to go back and visit them all.