Ten years later, I still hadn't made a quilt from this book, so I told the girls at guild, "Lets all make a nickel quilt for our quilt show!" They all agreed and off we go on our Nickel Quilt Adventure...until my book goes missing for a year or two and I can't make my Nickel Quilt. Then the teasing begins..."Tracey, where's YOUR Nickel Quilt?" and "Who's idea was this, anyway?"!!
Now, I can say, "Right here, Thank You, very much!" Its all in good fun! Granted, it isn't the cover quilt that I loved, but I had fallen in love with Colleen's Nickel Quilt and decided I would make it instead and bought the background fabric.
I started with 5 different Kansas Troubles charm packs and the pattern from Moda Bake Shop. I started this quilt last Tuesday and finished it this morning...so one week of sewing. This will be my new "GoTo" quilt for when I get myself into a time crunch. I love how this quilt turned out.
|Pattern and charm squares|
|Construction using the Angler 2|
|A finished block|
The pattern calls for a four by four block setting, but I increased it to four by five blocks. I also increased the outside border to finish at 5 inches instead of 3. It finishes at 74 by 90. And the good news is that my book showed up at guild last month! Now its off to Terry for her to do her magic on her long arm machine.
|Emma giving her opinions on how it should be quilted|
And the real kicker