Once the top was finished, I knew I would quilt this one quickly! The designer suggested horizontal wavy lines about 2"- 3" apart, and coincidentally, so did my blog friend Linda who blogs at Scrapmaster HERE, so that is what I did. The quilting created a really cozy little quilt, so soft and so cuddly. It is too dark outside to take pics today, so I did my best with the kitchen chair.
Do you notice that the snow is gone from the back deck? Could Spring be on its way?
I used a white tone-on-tone backing and it seemed to work well.
And if there isn't room for a quilt, you can always use it as a soft cushion...
or maybe use it as a neck roll? I do love these colours!
I still have so many beautiful scraps left from this fat quarter bundle, so I'm sure you will see these fabrics again sometime soon.
Continuing on the theme of "bright colours", I ordered a couple of green and aqua bundles recently from Runaway Quilting, a Canadian quilt shop which also has an online quilt shop HERE. The fabrics arrived really quickly, especially considering they had to come across the country.
I decided to make my version of a Lazy Log Cabin quilt. My inspiration for this quilt was seeing a gorgeous quilt made by Andrea at Tideline Quilts. She posted a picture of the quilt on her Facebook page on February 7 and with her help in giving me the name of the pattern, I was able to find the instructions.
The quilt began with a lot of strip piecing.
By cutting the strips into triangles and sewing them together, the blocks came together pretty quickly, resembling log cabin blocks.
The 2 fat quarter bundles were almost enough for the entire quilt...I just needed to add a few short strips from my stash. The blocks are 12.5" unfinished so the quilt will be about 48" x 60".
I couldn't reproduce Andrea's quilt as she had made many more blocks for a bed-sized version, so I tried out several layouts with the 20 blocks I made and decided on this one...
Here I am poking my head out above the quilt on a very sunny, windy day, with thanks to Woodworker Hubby for taking the picture.
One of the joys of making this quilt was the leftovers! Do you see the ends on the left? Well, there was also an end left on the right.
I kept the ends, recut them a little smaller, added a few hourglass blocks, and I now have the makings of a little baby quilt!
As you can tell, it's always a great day for quilting!