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!

18 comments:

  1. a really fabulous quilt! I like the greys, but then I have been looking at soft yellow and pale grey fabrics for a new project.

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  2. Love the colors you've used! Very sweet for a baby!

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  3. I love it! Dark grays and all.

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  4. I love the dark greys. This quilt is so cool! I like your quilting too.

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  5. I actually like how the dark greys compliment the bike print. The color combos look great! I agree- nice to come up with your own design, but sometimes it is good to let someone else do the thinking for you!

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  6. Very cool quilt! The straight line quilting goes perfectly with it. I know what you mean about using a pattern. I haven't yet but have been agonizing over how to complete my latest quilt top. I keep thinking how nice it would be to just have a pre-planned out finish.

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  7. I love love love the dark greys... I think they totally MAKE the quilt!! :)

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  8. Love this! The colour combination is great and I LOVE the grays. I don't use a lot of patterns either, but I ordered this one a while ago - definitely time to pull it out!

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  9. It's a gorgeous quilt, and fabulous color combination. Great job.

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  10. Seriously love everything that you make!

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  11. Hi Love your quilt too and the greys, has great retro feel, especially like the bike print. Happy stitching. Chrisb

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  12. It's really cute and I love the fabric color combination!

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  13. I like those grays! And I love the quilting on it. Looks like the lines were made by someone riding a bike! Hugs!

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  14. I think it's lovely; those darker colours add an extra value and dimension to your quilt!

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  15. OH WOW! What a beautiful quilt!!

    The fabrics you have selected are perfect...love it and thanks so much for saying such nice things about the pattern x

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  16. I think the greys are fine! without them it may have been a bit drab

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  17. The color combos on this quilt are divine! Quite lovely!

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