Meringue Pieced Quilt Top

Meringue Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

When I got distracted last week by the large scraps created from piecing Meringue, I really was only a few seams away from finishing the quilt top. So, I sewed the final few seams and asked my husband to sneak outside with the quilt top between rain showers to get a few photos.

Meringue Pieced Quilt Top

Meringue Pieced Quilt Top

In the first 5 days of May, we got 15 inches of rain. Since then we’ve had less rain, but most days it’s a steady drizzle right now (we are looking forward to getting back to a more normal weather pattern!). Because we were not sure if it would start raining again, we started by trying to get a photo against the cottage under the large eaves of our roof (the eaves are oversized so that we can keep windows open even when it is raining). The lighting conditions didn’t do a lot of favors for the quilt top, in my opinion.

Meringue Pieced Quilt Top

Meringue Pieced Quilt Top

So instead, my husband headed over to a more green backdrop. I think it’s pretty amazing how he seems to blend right in to the jungle backdrop.

Many thanks to my patient quilt holder

Many thanks to my patient quilt holder

The Meringue quilt top measures 36 1/2″ square (I tested the baby size version of the pattern). I have my matching thread colors all selected, so now I’ll have to decide if it’s time to doodle up a quilting plan or start piecing the bonus quilt.

What are you working on this week?

9 thoughts on “Meringue Quilt {Pieced Quilt Top}

  1. rosemarie says:

    Hello Yvonne. It’s morning here in Houston, and yours is one of the first emails I’ve read. Many thanks for your newsletters; they are always cheery, informative and inspiring. And it’s always a pleasure to see the quilt photos in your tropical setting. Take good care, Rosemarie.

  2. Debbie says:

    This is really lovely! It’ll be fun to see Meringue and the bonus quilt side by side one of these days!

  3. Patty says:

    That is just an amazing quilt! Might be my favorite yet of your quilts with curves.

  4. Gorgeous quilt! I can see why you finished it first before beginning the squirrel that was trying to grab your attention. I can’t imagine 15” of rain. Sewing on hold a bit longer, but hoping like heck to get back to it next week.

  5. Rochelle Summers says:

    Love the beautiful yellow colors and the jungle background. Looking forward to seeing it quilting. Driving back to No. Nevada yesterday from San Diego, we had rain, wind, blowing snow, more wind, fog. The wind was worse in April when we drove the same route. I thought of you and photos from your days in the desert. I’d gladly take and inch of two of the rain from you! LOL

  6. It’s funny to see you trying to decide which project to work on! Love the quilt with legs photo! And wow that is a TON of rain! Much like Florida.

  7. Marj says:

    Boy, everything about this quilt is just perfect. I really love it.
    Any thoughts of trying it in some more color schemes? It’s that good, it would be worth it.

  8. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    This is great. I need to start sewing more curves.

  9. Kaja says:

    Your jungle-y background is the perfect foil for the quilt and it is pretty cool how well camouflaged your husband would be if it weren’t for his face.

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