Saturday, 15 December 2018

Hidden Agenda

You all know I love a quilt along, and you probably are also aware by now that I have developed quite the enthusiasm for Tula Pink fabrics over the last 10 months. So when the Hidden Agenda pattern was released by Angela Pingle, I did think how good Tula fabrics would be for it. And then she announced a quilt-along and I was sold.

This was absolutely the most fun quilt to put together. Obviously with Tula Pink, and obviously in a rainbow. There was quite a lot of laying out and rearranging to get the rainbow effect, but it was definitely good fun.

I tweaked the pattern a bit and decided not to include the quarter-square triangle units, so I could display more fussy cutting, but this was one of the easiest quilts to create and I love the finished quilt top.

But why isn't it already quilted? Well. While I was making it, I happened to be rummaging through my low volume stash and I though wouldn't it be great to make a low volume version. And then rather than upset the Committee with yet another quilt added to The List, I thought, wouldn't it be interesting to have Rainbowfied Tula on one side, and quiet low volume on the other. The low volume quilt top is started and all the square in square units are done. Theoretically it should be easy to get put together from this point.... except then a good friend had a brainwave of her own.... why don't I put it together in a mirror image and then when I baste it, it will be easy to line up and truly match on each side.

Bearing in mind I'm 33 weeks pregnant and basting anything is nigh on impossible at the moment, I laughed at her. But it's an idea that has festered. So that's the plan. Once baby is here, that same good friend with her good ideas, will be helping me baste it! Watch this space for what may be my favourite quit ever!

1 comment:

Lynne said...

Wow! This is going to be gorgeous...but the mirror image idea for the back is absolutely brilliant! Here's to smooth sailing your last weeks until the little one arrives!