This might be my most documented quilt ever. I enjoyed every moment of this quilt. The idea took hold of my brain and I had to find a way to express it. I could have made it easier on myself had I chosen a solid for the background, but the light-colored prints are what makes it stand out for me. I used lots of fat quarters from my stash, including some of my naturally dyed fabrics and hand-prints. Each block is unique to give it that scrappy and colorful look.
For the backing, I used a lightweight cotton/linen blend from Ruby Star Spring plus a bit of kona stone.
I took a page from Free-motion quilting with Angela Walters and Leah Day and FMQ a paisley pattern with a few hearts thrown in using a light beige Aurifil 50wt cotton thread. The quilting is very dense--I went through 8 bobbins before I finished. I used quilter's dream cotton select, which is a mid-loft so the finished product is full of that crinkly texture. I used an odds n ends fabric for the bias binding and handstitched it to the back.
I'm entering this in the throw quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival.
Quilt Measurements: 54x60
Quilted by Sara Peterson
This quilt is in the shop.