I had so much fun making this quilt - the slab blocks are made entirely with my scraps, no fat quarter was cut in the making of this quilt! And would you believe this barely made a dent in my scrap bins.
I finished piecing the top back on March 14 and I had it hanging in my sewing room while I worked on other projects, trying to figure out how I wanted to quilt it. I could have gone with an allover meander or some straight lines or maybe even some wavy lines. In the end though, I decided to invest a little bit more time and quilt a bunch of different designs - one for each colour.
I started with some "flower power" in the pink section...
Some paisleys in the red section...
Fun swirls in the orange blocks:
I tried my new quilt ruler and specialty foot for the green section along with some back and forth lines and pebbles...
One of my favourite designs for the blue blocks... wood grain
And finally, a soft meander in the purple parts:
I love all that texture...
For the binding, I went with Kona Charcoal.
It hasn't been washed yet, but I can't wait to see what happens after it goes in the dryer and crinkles up a bit.
- Pattern: Missing the U by Cheryl Arkison from the book Sunday Morning Quilts
- Size: 75" x 90”
- Fabrics: A rainbow of scraps
- Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 in 50 wt and quilted with Aurifil #2479 (pink) 50 wt, #2230 (red) 50 wt, #2150 (orange) 40 wt, #2845 (green) 40 wt, #2720 (blue) 50 wt and #2520 (purple) 40 wt.
- Recipient: I haven't decided yet :-)
This is also project number 3 on my Q2 list for the 2017 FAL.