Boxy Rings Quilt #3

Here is the last triplet quilt. This might sound funny since they are almost exactly the same, but this one is my favorite.

This quilt was constructed the same as the other two, but I did do one thing differently just so I didn't go nuts finishing this one up. Usually I enjoy the process of constructing a quilt, but after two of these, I was ready to move on. I was pretty sure number 3 was going to kill me! The most time consuming part of this quilt is appliqueing the shapes on. I had a plan to iron on and (blanket) stitch one color per day, for five days so I wouldn't burn out. The plan was working pretty well, but by day 3 it was getting a little tough to stay on task. So I got the brilliant idea of timing myself to see if I could stitch each shape in a specified amount of time. That would make it more fun, and I would forget how much I didn't want to keep going. Brilliant. I don't have a clock in my sewing room though, so I decided to race a song instead...everyone has done this, right? The lucky song was Kenny Chesney's "Somewhere with You" (good tune...Yep, I'm a country music fan). So I played it over and over trying to finish one shape before the song ended. In hindsight, I should have picked a more upbeat, more race appropriate song, but it served its was just a tad over 4 minutes long. Though I am sad to report that I never did finish before the end of the song, the good news is, I now have the song memorized and I finished the quilt without hating every minute of it. Win, win.

The main reason this quilt is my favorite is the brown on the back. It's Kona Espresso, and it is beautiful. I also love that you can really see the quilting pattern on it. And it matches the brown on the front perfectly.

And now, since I haven't posted enough pictures of this they all are together!

I took these pictures on my friend Jill's clothesline. It was pretty windy and we had a grand time trying to keep the quilts from flying off the line!

I can pretty much guarantee that I won't be making another one of these anytime soon. So here is a pattern for this quilt so its cuteness can live on!