I really wanted to get this top done before my quilting weekend (I leave tomorrow).
If I keep doing quilts I am going to have to find a place to put them so that I can take better photos. Sorry about that. But you get the general idea from the photo.
One of the things that I could not stand about this pattern is that they had me piece the umbrellas to make the outer boarders, but I did not like the idea of the umbrellas not matching where I pieced them. So I decided to put the blue blocks in the middle of the outer border and on the corners. It was a pain in the neck (note it would not have been hard if I could have done math, but I could not so it took some creative thinking on my part. I love creative thinking (when it works) ) but it come out cool and I love the way it looks. I also changed they way the middle of the flowers where made. I wanted to have the fabric from the big blocks be in the middle also, but I wanted them to have stuff in them, but not the outside pieces of the flowers, so I had to figure out where the inside was going to be when making the flowers and what was going to be the outside (man that was a long run-on sentence, sorry.)
Anywho I may not write tomorrow because I have to go grocery shopping and pack and well .... GO:)
Hope you have a good weekend. (one more photo for the road, I think this explains why kids are named after kids;)
Think about it.... it might take a min.