Awhile back as the Wonky Quilt Bee was winding down, it occurred to me that it might be nice to do something for our pregnant members. a few emails were sent back and forth and a secret project was agreed upon by me, Jacey, and Nicke. This quilt went to Melissa.
We each made a few 8 inch wonky log cabin blocks in a nice scrappy mix. I put together the top with my new favorite chocolate brown to set off the bright colors. I saved a lovely neutral block of Nicke's for the back. the binding utilized this faux piping tutorial. it's a bit laborious but totally worth it in the end.
The back uses some fun Ann Kelle prints. I used warm and white for the batting and the quilt is about 42x48.
For the quilting, I did straightish white lines through the wonky blocks. I switched to brown and made loopy pinstripes on the negative space. i wanted to maintain the quilt's softness so this was a good use of free motion quilting that wasn't too dense.
I copied my fellow conspirator's signatures on the label. it was a lot of fun embroidering this one. I almost always forget to make a label but I'm glad i took the time. i had a fair amount of hemming and hawing over whether or not i should make my name legible but i decided to go for authenticity in the end.
there's only a few days left so i'm entering this in Celebrate Color.
The winner of the Winter Knitcircus pattern collection is Danelle in Kansas. The winner of the subscription is Vicki. I've forwarded your info along to Knitcircus. Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!