You just might remember these blocks I started putting together at a quilting retreat a couple months ago? They are now part of a finished quilt. woo!
I can not take any credit for the awesomeness of this quilt. It was designed by my friend and co-worker, Sharon, at the shop where I used to work, American Quilting. She put this quilt together using lots of fabrics from one of my favorite recent fabric collections, Freebird by Momo. (Which actually, now that I think about it, came out almost 2 years ago. Wow, time flies!)
I rarely buy kits (mainly because I have enough fabric as it is to make a kajillion kits of my own) but I decided I couldn’t pass up this one. All the strips were pre-cut and I knew I could whip it up quick. And I got a discount. I bought this kit over a year ago and sadly, they are long gone.
Here is the back. Once again I pulled the backing yardage from the stash and added a few left over blocks. I have more blocks yet that are left over, so I think I’ll make them into a little table-runner.
The quilt size is only about 60″ x 60″. I debated making it bigger, but decided to keep it the size it was. It’s a perfect lap quilt (I’m sitting under it right now as I type this post) or table topper. I like the colors a lot. They don’t clash with my Christmas stuff (so I can leave it out during the holidays), but at the same time, there’s nothing really Christmas-y about it so it doesn’t need to be only used at Christmas time.
I think my favorite part is the big dotty fabric in the center. The quilt was machine quilted by my friend Monica. She outlined all of the dots which really makes them pop, especially now that the quilt is washed and dried. Kind of makes them all look like they were appliqued on. Isn’t that tricky?
I also love how the circle quilting looks on the back.
Felt good to have a quick new project to kick off the new year. Also felt good to finally finish another UFO (un-finished object) that was sitting around giving me a guilt trip.