This quilt is made by making lots and lots of wonderfully wonky log cabin blocks which means busting some serious scraps, Yippee!! Just as I was getting ready to start making these, I realized that my plate was pretty full, like overflowing :) So, I had a little chat with Barbara, who loves log cabin quilts, and she agreed to let me pass the baton onto her. (yes, she is the best!!) Barbara quickly got busting my grey, blue, and green scrap bin and I just love this shot of all that trimming goodness ;)
When Barbara finished all of the blocks, we got together for a little layout fun. We started with the original Ripples Layout from the book, then mixed the green and blues as shown below. After staring at that for a bit, we decided to play some more.
After about an hour of arranging and rearranging blocks, we finally decided on this layout :) I love a block that is so versatile that you can create lots of new looks with it!!! So I think Barbara's version is going to be called Droplets instead of Ripples, I figure it is still keeping it in the water, right ;)
I absolutely love that Christa included such a fun scrappy quilt in her book. The scrappy nature is what immediately drew me to this quilt. Seriously, scrappy goodness is the best and I am so happy to report that my blues, greens, and greys are not longer overflowing!! :) Don't you just love how those blues and green just pop!!!
When it came time to quilt, Barbara and I played with a few options. We really wanted to make the blues and greens stand out even more with the quilting. So to do that, Barbara quilted my favorite swirls in the background with lots of dense quilting, and then in the blue and green strips, she did a simple wavy line on the seams, really making them stand out all the more ;) Isn't it so fun!!!
And look at all that yummy quilting texture!!! Just makes me want to snuggle up with a good book!! And I love that Christa's book gives you so much guidance on the quilting of these quilts!! You are going to find lots of quilting tips and tricks like this in her book!!
I just love getting down on eye level and looking at this quilt on an angle. Just awesome!! This quilt is now happily living on my in-laws master bed and it just makes me smile every time I happen to pass by.
And that's Barbara's absolutely gorgeous Ripples / Droplets quilt!!! Be sure and pop over to Christa's today to see all about the making of the original Ripples ;) And a huge thank you to Christa for having me as a part of her awesome book release!! And a huge thank you to Barbara for helping me out in a pinch, I have the best MIL in the whole world!!
This Blog Hop is super full of lots of amazing eye Candy!!! So be sure to Pop on over to Christa's here and get the full schedule. You aren't going to want to miss a minute and there just might be some awesome prizes being given away, I'm just sayin ;) And you can find Christa's awesome book wherever quilting books are sold, including Amazon, where they will be back in stock again in 2 days. They already sold out once!!!
Thanks for popping in today and have a super Happy Quilting Weekend!!!