What attracted me to this collection was these wonderful, vivid colors, and wonderful movement on the designs! I had to get my hands onto these fabrics and see them myself! From my previous blog post you may recall I have been really busy (I mean, REALLY BUSY). So I needed to choose a design that would nicely showcase these fabrics while making sure I could make the quilt REALLY FAST! There was one design I recently made that was perfect for this purpose!
A week ago I finished teaching on a quilting cruise. I had brought these precut fabrics with me in hopes to get an early start on making this quilt. But...I should have known better, I didn't get much done. I worked on it for half an hour on the wee hours of one evening. And being so late at night (and having worked all day long), you guessed it, I ended up making some mistakes. So I decided to set the project aside and wait until I would get home to get started. So instead of sewing, I chose to concentrate on teaching, and yes, even relaxing a little bit while visiting this beautiful island, Perfect Day Coco Cay.
And I wasn't too excited about that. So, I decided to see if I could make this block with just two seams. After playing for a little while with my favorite tool, the V Block tool, I developed a way to make this block (along with a block with a smaller center triangle) with only two seams! Boy was I excited!
So, you may ask how long did it take me to make this quilt. What do you think? Give me a guess? Making the original quilt it took me just under two days (including quilting and binding it). This was my second time making it. And including the mistakes I made while cruising, and the resulting unstitching, I spend roughly a total of 14 hours, including quilting (with my longarm) and binding it from start to finish! Now you understand why I say this is a super FAST quilt to make!
Again, to buy Vendla's Play Date, click here. And get these wonderful fabrics now from your local quilt shop!
To get more eye candy and inspiration, make sure you visit all the participating blogs:
Deb Tucker started the Blog Hop on Sunday, followed by these designers:
- Monday, 3/27/23 Diana Man of Mugaboo Quilts
- Tuesday, 3/28/23 Tina Dillard of Quilting Affection Designs
- Wednesday, 3/29/23 Karen Overton The Quilt Rambler
- Thursday, 3/30/23 Phyllis Fay of Tucker University
- Friday, 3/31/23 Amy Costabile from Amy’s Quilt Room
- Saturday, 4/1/23 Raija Salomaa of Quilter’s Treasure Chest
By the way, who knew going for a photo shoot can be dangerous. It was a very windy day on Friday in Arkansas. In fact, there were tornadoes raging in the other parts of this state. Luckily, our part of the state was spared from tornadoes, but we had really strong winds. A friend of mine and I arrived to Tanyard Creek amid strong winds to take some photos of some of my quilts. As we set Vendla's Play Date quilt on the ground, we heard a very strange noise, and just around 10 yards from us we saw a tree shown on this pic fall down. It scared the heck out of me! Luckily we didn't get hurt, but it was a close call, a wayyy too close of a call! As we left and started walking towards out cars, we saw some big tree branches blocking the trail. Just half an hour earlier, as we had arrived, nothing was blocking the path....The moral of the story - you may think twice going in the middle of the trees on a windy day!