Thursday, April 5, 2012

Echo

Here is the story of my Echo quilt.

I listen to lots of quilting podcasts on my commute to and from work everyday.  One of my favorites is Katie's Quilting Corner.  Katie used to talk a lot about the Missouri Star Quilt Company (oh, goodness, I hope it was Katie!)  I had never heard of MSQC before and I didn't go check them out for a long time.  Katie would also talk about their "Daily Deals".  I finally caved and went to their site.  The first deal I saw was a  layer cake of Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line for a ridiculously low price.  I quickly took advantage of that deal.  (I don't check out the deals very much any more, it is way too dangerous!!  But, they are awesome deals.)

My lovely layer cake of Echo came and there were only 24 layers, so there was only half the fabric of your standard layer cake.  So, what to do, what to do.  Also there is a lot of white in this line, so I had to be careful of what to use as a "neutral" or background. 

I came up with a triangle quilt ...I will tell you that, unfortunately, the layers were not nicely cut at 10", most all of them were off a bit, but since I was cutting triangles, it didn't matter.  Whew!
I broke open my Tri Recs tools that I've had for forever to make the triangles and the half triangles for the sides. 
And black Kona cotton for the alternating triangles...
Perfect!
This went together quickly.  I wasn't planning on doing borders, but it was a little small and I had no more Echo.
 
So, I got some yardage of the gold fabric and bought this print for the back and binding....

I did a small inner border of the Kona black and a 6" border of the gold.
And now it's big enough.  And I love it.   (But, maybe I should have mitered those borders.)

And that's the story of my Echo quilt! 

4 comments:

Karen said...

Don't you just love it when a little idea gets inside your head and you follow it. This looks great. Love these triangles!

Karin said...

Love it Denise! :)

Lynn said...

Very cute!! I have not had a good experience with pre-cuts lately either. From now on, I am just going to expect that at least some of the pieces will be smaller or cut wonky if I buy pre-cuts. It is a nice way to get a piece of each print in a line, but you sure can't expect that you will get all pieces the size they are supposed to be.

Becky M said...

Love love love it! Great idea well executed! I think I have that ruler, I may have to finally unwrap it!