According to a facetious list of quilting terms I have, a WOMBAT is a quilt that is a “Waste Of Money, Batting, And Time”. Which is why I’ve named this quilt WOMBAT.
This was one of the patterns provided by the Modern Quilt Guild. I usually ignore those, BUT in this case a blogging friend made one and it sounded interesting. In particular, she commented, “Who thinks like that?” with regard to the written instructions in the pattern. I like to find out how different designers think and plan, so I jumped in.
In fairness, I learned a couple of things, but I thought the written instructions wasted a lot of printer ink and time giving detailed instructions for things that were easily improvised. Anyway, it’s done. Finished in 2022, actually, but I have a backlog of quilts to bind and blog about, so here it is at the start of 2023. Happy new year to all!
Designed by: Charles Cameron, for the Modern Quilt Guild
Finished size: 63″ x 87″
Made by: me
Quilted by: Elisabeth Pugh
Did anyone else make this quilt? If so, what did you think?
Oh my! I LOVE the colors you chose to make this “Tilted Tiles” pattern! It’s absolutely stunning! I feel badly about steering you toward the design though, given your response to it. But I honestly love how it turned out! It looks so very improv-y, and remains (in my opinion) a good pattern for a somewhat newer modern quilter who wants to explore the concept of improv in a more straightforward way. You did a marvelous job with WOMBAT. I think you should rename it GUOMBAT – Good Use Of Money Time and Batting!
I love it! GUOMBAT is another good acronym 😀
Love that backing fabric! Thanks for introducing me to a term that describes such projects – even if we do ‘learn something in the doing’.
I got that backing fabric you-know-where, I think.
I have never heard the term WOMBAT, but I can relate to the term! (added to my vocabulary). The quilt turned out lovely, beautiful actually. As an improv maker myself, I have learned to loathe patterns. There are so many ways to get to the same destination in quilting, I find it very hard to follow a pattern anymore.
I follow patterns when I think I may learn something, and I did, so it’s good. But yeah, really would rather design it myself.
Those colors are gorgeous. Another fun quilt!
Thanks. Yes, I liked my colors.
I think you used materials, money, batting, and time very well with this. There are patterns with techniques many of us find more labor-intensive than they need to be. But arriving at our destination and making something useful is so rewarding, no matter how we get there.
This is a great quilt! Thank you for sharing it!
Thanks for your positive slant on this 🙂
I recently heard a lecture by Charles Cameron at our guild. He’s an engineer by day and is very process oriented, hence the instructions, I would imagine. If you get a chance to hear him, I think you would really enjoy his insight and in particular, his discussion about how he selects and arranges colors.
Thanks. I’m not surprised he’s an engineer! I appreciate your recommendation and will look for him at conferences.
Actually, I think this is a very striking quilt. I love the colors you chose, and the backing fabric, and the execution of the quilting.
Thank you, Andrea.
OMG – I think this is the most gorgeous modern quilt I have seen for a while. It’s got so much going on, while at the same time not out of control.
I love your color choices too. I am glad I am an MQG member, as I went right to the site and downloaded the pattern “Tilted Tiles”.
Thanks and Happy New Year!
Thank you. I’m glad you like it. I do like my color choices, and the finished quilt is OK, and I DID learn from doing it. I just wasn’t a fan of the pattern. Please, please send me a picture of your quilt when it’s done–it’s always fun to see someone else’s interpretation.
I think it’s a pleasing quilt. It looks like it was difficult to make too. Hope the quilt isn’t offended by its name!
Thank you It occurs to me I should look up what a real wombat is. I have some vague idea it’s an Australian animal. So there’s another rabbit hole to go down when I “should” be doing other things 😀
Ah, those rabbit holes!
I do like the color scheme and you did learn something! Thanks for always candidly sharing the your successes and the ones you do not feel so successful on…(I did chuckle when you said the written instructions were a waste of printer ink…)
Well, I’m glad you got a chuckle out of it. My half sister (who passed in 2022) was a big one for truthful comments that made me chuckle. Thanks, as always, for reading and commenting 🙂