Positive Nap Quilt - Pieced Top
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Positive Nap Quilt {Pieced Top / WiP}

Even with all the QuiltCon 2015 registration distractions yesterday, I was able to finish piecing the blocks for the Positive Nap Quilt. I really enjoyed spending time arranging the blocks. I wasn’t sure it was going to be possible, but I was able to keep a fabric from repeating in each row and column. Even better, I was able to sew them together correctly! Ha! 🙂

Positive Nap Quilt - Pieced Blocks

Positive Nap Quilt – Pieced Blocks

The pieced blocks ended up at 45.5″ square. I had hoped to add a 3.5″ border and a 5.5″ border to finish out the quilt top, but reviewing the material I had left from the blocks I realized I was going to have to downsize a bit this morning. I ended up cutting a 3″ wide first border (finishing out at 2.5″) and a 4.5″ wide second border (finishing out at 4.25″). I don’t really think of myself as a border kind of quilter, but I really like the way it frames this top!

Positive Nap Quilt - Pieced Top

Positive Nap Quilt – Pieced Top

The quilt top finished out at 59″ square. Now time to figure out the backing. I have enough white left over that I thought I would do some reverse blocks for a pieced block or stripe in the back, and I need to dig through my stash to find enough material to piece it all together! Yay for using up my stash!

And in other totally exciting, make me dance in my living room and jump up and down news… I was moved off the waitlist for my first choice workshop and into the workshop for QuiltCon 2015. HOLY COW!! I am beyond excited and stunned. I seriously thought there was no way I would get in… please, please, please put yourself on a waitlist! You never know what might happen!!!! 🙂 😀

Linking up to WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

0 thoughts on “Positive Nap Quilt {Pieced Top / WiP}

  1. How wonderful! Fabulous baby quilt. I always love to make those because you are quickly gratified, the results are cute and the quilts appreciated! Win win and win!

  2. Rachel says:

    Beautiful. This quilt is on my project waiting list, I just have to find the perfect fabric. Love the colors and especially like those clouds.

  3. Vera says:

    There is something calming in all those blues. It is seriously looking good 🙂

  4. Renee says:

    WOOHOO!! That is so awesome! I’m so excited for you! I know they were encouraging people to get on waitlists because they were considering bigger venues for things. I love that stormy cloud fabric, and it makes for a wonderful border on that quilt.

  5. Liz says:

    I like how the plus in the top right blends into the background. Pretty neat effect. This is a great fabric pull!

  6. Kate says:

    This quilt looks wonderful! The fabrics are beautiful and the design is so crisp. Great work!

  7. Audrey says:

    Oh, this is just fabulous! And I love the borders. They look great!

  8. Sophie says:

    It sounds like you were playing the quilter’s version of Sudoku on your design wall. It was definitely worth the effort–it looks great!

  9. Beth S says:

    Love this quilt – especially the borders! Congrats on getting in on QuiltCon!

  10. Blue is my favourite colour and this quilt has so many gorgeous shades! I love the borders too.

  11. Kristyn says:

    What class were you on the waiting list for? After booking my flights I took myself off of the AMH Colour class waiting list as I will never make it by 2 after we land. Love your quilt, blue and white looks so fresh!

  12. Congrats on getting your first choice!!! **happy dancing for you!!!**
    Your quilt looks wonderful in fresh blue and white. 🙂

  13. lindahanafee says:

    Hi Yvonne – I love this quilt! The different blues against the white is such a beautiful combination and the design is simple yet stunning. Great job! You will make the lucky recipient very happy!!

  14. Joanna says:

    Do you have a secret for your scheduling your time!? You accomplish so much and here I am on the computer lol! (maybe that’s my problem 😉 )

    I’ve only been getting into borders lately and I’m having fun trying to think of different ways. Plus they’re easier to put together than making a whole bunch of other blocks if you want to enlarge a quilt!!

    Congrats for moving off the waitlist!!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)