I’d had several purple and gold fat quarters set aside with the intention of doing another Hokey Pokey quilt. But instead I decided to try my hand at another Jaybird pattern called Splash. I didn’t have as many different fabrics as the pattern called for, but I thought I could make it work. One of the adjustments I made was to make my blocks smaller, as some of my fat quarters were not quite 18″ wide. My goal was to have minimal fabric leftover. My rows finish at three inches while the pattern rows finish at four inches.
I also wanted nothing to do with zigzag binding. I have enough problems with normal binding without adding this complication. Fortunately, I’d done enough Jaybird patterns that I knew how to fill in the sides evenly with half-triangles.
This was a really easy and fast quilt to cut out with only one strip size and three shapes (including the side fill pieces I added). I loved that part! Kinda hard to mess up. It was a little easier to mess up when working on the design wall but still not too bad. I already had a backing fabric that I had purchased for the Hokey Pokey quilt. So I made my quilt as big as my backing could handle. This was one of the few gift quilts I made that didn’t have minky on the back, so I was finally able to use an elaborate pantograph. Karen and I chose Marmalade and I love how it came out! I gave this quilt to good friends Carla and Carlos. We used to see them often before we moved, and we really miss them!
p.s. The finished shots were taken not too long before sunset. The quilt isn’t really as gold as the photos show.