Have you ever been stuck when it comes to naming something? Over the last few weeks, giving this quilt the best name has evaded me. Thank you to my wonderful Facebook followers for some suggestions. One suggestion was seaglass. I added the sparkling since the background fabric is silver metallic dots on white. Plus, it truly sparkled in this picture.
Shout out to Nicole at Modern Handcraft for sharing her scraps from the IMQG retreat this winter. While I’m not sure what project the blue scraps are from, but there was enough to spark an idea. She had these castoff triangles that I wanted to pair with the same background fabric all over.
I was able to pick up the white with metallic silver dots, the metallic silver crosshatch, yellow and orange solids also at the retreat. The blues needed something else to complete the look. So why use the yellow and orange solid too.
Time to chop up the dots for background fabric.
Conveniently, I had a sew day planned for race day here in Indy. Hubby rode out to the Indy 500 and P was away at the lake. Look how cute these trimmings are.
I had everything cut out before the race. Did you know in Central Indiana the race is blacked out for the live broadcast? We can watch a taped version usually around 6pm after the race. It’s been this way my entire life. Growing up we listened on the radio to the race every year. So I turned on P’s Lighting McQueen radio to listen to sew.
During the race I was able to get all the triangles pieced and another quilt top started. Now it was time to trim and sort.
Some of the colors were so close together, it was hard to tell. Piecing the rows went smoothly. The piecing was done with the random method I have done before. It can be challenging to not overthink this part of the process
Beautiful rows were sewn together and a top was suddenly finished. Take a look at this picture? I think it’s stunning.
The backing is a Robert Kaufman light gray crosshatch on white. I kept the quilting simple with straight lines on the rows. However, my machine decided to be a royal pain in the ass. It was just in for service and I’m dealing with this crap?? UGH! The stitching was ripped out multiple times.
Finally something worked and this quilt got finished. I was able to photograph as the sun started to set, giving this warm glow.
My favorite detail in this quilt is in the binding. I ran out of the silver metallic crosshatch with three inches to go. Scraps of the blue solids were added to make up the length. It’s the perfect touch on this quilt.
This is baby quilt 9/40 in my yearlong goal.