I pulled out all the stops today, so I could have a finish for the end of the week.
Introducing the WWIT (What Was I Thinking) quilt.
This quilt comprises the rejected blocks from an improv log cabin quilt I gifted to Daughter #2. Or she acquired, my memory is a bit hazy on that one. I was a bit uncertain about even finishing the quilt, but after posting it here, I was told by generous readers to finish it, and donate it if it was too bright for my liking. It appears there is no such thing as too bright a quilt.
I still prefer the original quilt, the neutral background toning down the bright colours, just a tad.
I ditch quilted the main intersections of the quilt, then chose a an area in each block to quilt further. The back illustrates the whimsy of it, with squares, trapezoids, and rectangles scattered across the quilt.
I chose to use the “Backing as Binding” method again for this quilt. I viewed a tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew to refresh my memory, then launched in. The tutorial made the corner treatment a lot clearer, so I’m happy with the outcome this time.
I’m still not sure where this quilt will end up. There is a flaw in the backing fabric I didn’t see until too late, and I don’t like the thought of donating something with a flaw that may unravel at some stage. So, I may end up keeping this one.
On another note, Daughter #2 has taken up Zentangle and is urging me to do the same. She is joining a community art group next week, and given I’m likely to stay for the hour, she has suggested I Zentangle during the class. I have seen the books on Zentangle for quilters, so who knows….when I get over my fear of my free motion foot, I might even use it for quilting. No sense in rushing though, huh.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, and Link a Finish Friday.