It takes a lot of patience to do that much cutting and I have to admit that I was not happy when my new rotary blade started to stop making clean, smooth cuts about halfway through!
I used Amy Butler's free Brick Road Path pattern with a simple alteration: I cut 9 of the rectangles in half to begin each column instead of having to eyeball the staggering of the rectangles and having 18 large half-rectangle scraps upon completion.
I feel that one drawback of this collection is that the prints would not mix well with other fabrics. But I have to say that I don't really love any of these prints individually - but they really "sing" when they are all mashed together.
So this brings me to 9, count them 9!!!!, unquilted quilt tops I have in my house. I am a hypocrite! I have to admit that I recently cast a critical eye on a prominent blogger who unveiled at least 5 unquilted quilt tops.... but here I am with more. (In my defense, I am really not in a position to go out and buy a bunch of backing fabric and batting right now, but I think the bigger truth is that I am still scared of quilting on my machine!)
Once again, I have pulled a bunch of fabrics from my stash to make an Urban Circus quilt top. This time I truly have a quilt pattern in mind. Although I didn't really like this pattern for Hope Valley, I think it might work well for a whimsical collection like UC.