My February goal was to finish this WIP that has been in my stash for four years. With the IMQG sewing retreat I knew this would be a great time to finish up this sucker.
As I laid the pieces out I knew I wanted to do something more improv than structured. This quilt is really out of my general comfort zone for a couple of reasons. The fabrics aren’t what I would usually be drawn to, hence the massive dragging my feet on it. Improv piecing is something I haven’t done in a while and the quilting is straight lines but planned in quadrants.
I have to say just playing and letting a design come to me was really refreshing.
Hardest part of the project was getting all of the pieces in one row to be roughly the same size. I used almost all of the white scrap I had in my stash, it’s not a Kona White, but still blends in well.
For the backing I had found the orange and blue floral print at Jo-Anns in 2011 and knew this would be perfect with these fabrics. I pieced together some larger scraps from the fabric to make it big enough.
Having my sewing friends around while working on this quilt was great. As I started marking for the quilting, they had some great input. The quilting is in light gray and each section of quilting is going a different direction. LOVE IT!!!
Binding is scraps from the project and machine bound. Whatever scraps were leftover were given away at the the retreat. Felt good to finish a project I have been holding onto and get rid of the evidence.
The quilt is currently for sale on Etsy. Pop over and take a look.
Linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes. Mark my February goal as complete.