Friday, April 7, 2017

Throwing - A Finish

When I saw a picture of the quilt  Throwing by Zen Chic, I immediately bought the pattern and started searching online for some True Blue fabric.  

What makes this unusual is that I'm not really a huge fan of the color blue, I've probably pieced 5 or fewer predominately blue quilts out of the nearly 200 I've finished. Two of those were for my husband who's favorite sports teams wear blue.   The pattern is a look I've been wanting to try but understood myself well enough to know I couldn't just piece a stack of hsts and throw them on my design wall all willy nilly and like the result. This pattern gave me a blue print. (no pun intended, lol)

The pattern calls for 3 True Blue charm packs by Zen Chic for Moda,  but I bought a layer cake on Etsy for less than the cost of 3 charm packs, which gave me extra hsts to play with.

The designer added a red and orange Grunge print to the mix.   I used two different shades of orange and one yellow Grunge to my Throwing.  This was my first attempt.

The quilt on the pattern cover and the design sheet inside the pattern are different.  The cover quilt used more of the medium blues from the family of fabric,  my final version is somewhere in between the two.  

And while I did fuss a little with the placement of each block, not really that much more than I do on any of my projects,  I'm just a fussy quilter.  This is my final version.

This is Lifetime Quilt Number 199
The pattern is Throwing by Zen Chic 
The fabric is True Blue by Zen Chic for Moda
It finished at 61" x 61"
I has approximately 374 pieces.

Now that quilt 199 is done I can start on quilt number 200, Due South.

First Step, prepping the fabric.

I usually don't get to sew on the weekends, but am looking forward to getting started on this project the first of next week.   Are you ready to start on your Miss Rosie's Quilt Co project and sew along with me?  Kristen has finished all her Cracked Pots houses,  be sure to follow her progress on the blog Meadowbrook in my Blogs List.

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