Go by Bike
No, it's not a tablecloth. I only had a few minutes so I threw this quilt on the table to show you. Seems like I'm getting a backlog of quilts that I haven't been able to photograph in their full hanging selves.
Of course it's always fun to have a few teasers, and see smaller portions of the quilt, but when I see glimpses of something I love on a blog, I'm all about "hurry up and show me the whole thing!"
But this one is an all over pattern, so what you're seeing here is how the rest looks too. I used this pattern. And I definitely will be making it again. Very simple. A great mindless way to make a random patchwork quilt.
Now, why did I buy this pattern when I rarely end up following a pattern anyway? And I could have figured out something similar and saved $9.00?
Well, sometimes I get to feeling a bit insecure about messing up some great fabric. I had this stack of fabric sitting on my shelf for a long time, and I wanted to make something that I KNEW would turn out well. This is the style of quilt I wanted. Random patchwork, but something I can cut out ahead of time and just sew! Most of the time, I want the adventure of coming up with my (sort of!) own ideas, and winging things and improvising. Other days, I just want to pull out a pattern, grab my fabric, and have confidence that it won't look wrong.
I know I'll be using this pattern again!
My only regret is that I added those two dark grays in. I know, it's not a big deal, but I think they stand out just a wee bit too much. With the pattern was a recommendation to use similar values (light/dark), and so next time I will follow ALL the directions, instead of just most of them. Ok, that may not be possible for me, but I'll try!