Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Cascade Quilt Top

If you are even just a tiny bit involved in the quilting scene, then like me, you wait for the "big" quilting events like Quilt Market and Quiltcon to come around. During the event you scour the internet like a hungry lion for little sneak peeks and glimpses, and think to yourself... "oh, how I wish I was there."

It was more than a year ago that I started planning that I wanted to go to Quiltcon 2019... it fit perfectly - my cousin is in Nashville, and my family on the East Coast! But when the time to register came around, I was half way around the world on vacation, and missed my window of opportunity.

So I did what any good quilter would do... indulged myself in a consolation prize. Had I gone to Quiltcon, I would have signed up for a class with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. I immediately fell in love with her Cascade quilt from her Modern Quilt Magic book... but since I won't be Nashville bound, then I decided that her book, acrylic template, and a couple of her fabrics would be a good way to console myself for being a day late and a dollar short.

Over four weeks of idle fingers is somehow the perfect storm situation for starting a new project... just gotta cut into those newly acquired bought-while-on-vacation-fabrics. But the biggest twist in the story is that before I knew it, I had a finished top on my hands that came together faster than I could post about it. How did that happen... especially since this is curved piecing?!?

Now I've got a self imposed deadline, so this might be finished sooner rather than later. Well, keep your fingers crossed... make no promises, tell no lies, right? Do you have any come-together-faster-than-you-can-blink projects to share? 



  1. This is just gorgeous! Your color choices never fail to amaze and dazzle me! Susan

  2. Oh Allison, immer bereit für eine neue Überraschung, Du Farbkünstlerin!

  3. I love the rich colors, red purple and golds, very nice.

  4. this is going to be amazing! And you can still come too QuiltCon even if you haven't booked any classes.There will be places available (Cancellations) when you are at the show and you can usually always get in on some of the lectures, plus it is about so much more than the workshops - like seeing the quilt exhibition and hanging out with all the other cool quilters going, including me! ;)

  5. This really was a fast top finish. Now I am curious about your self imposed deadline... As you know, I am the last-minute girl, so that word is a great motivator :)

    I think my fastest top was the wonky trees Christmas one. xo

  6. Liebe Allison,

    das sieht absolut vielversprechend und sehr interessant aus. Ich bin schon auf Deinen fertigen Quilt gespannt. Ein tolles Muster.

    LG Mareike

  7. I love this, the colours ytu have used are just perfect.

  8. Stunning! Were your fabrics a random pull or a collection? They are gorgeous and just the colours scheme I would like my next quilt to be :)


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