Today I finished binding this cool quilt. As Jakob and I were outside taking some pictures in the wind, I thought this quilt kind of looks like green grass coming up among the dirt and melting snow. It was nice to be outside, and even Butterscotch was happy to be hanging out with us.
The quilt pattern is called Wistful from Villa Rosa Designs. It was easy and quick to chain piece.
These are the two block units that make up this quilt. I used some fabric that has been stashed away at my house for a couple of years, a black and white jelly roll and blue/green yardage. It's soft and fluffy with white and black flannel backing. I quilted it with a spiral edge-to-edge design called Be-Bop.
This one is going in my small collection of quilts for charity. Hopefully it will make somebody smile and feel special. I'm linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday. Thanks for visiting!
I Solved The Mystery!
Several weeks ago I shared some clues to a quilt mystery that I was trying to solve. You can find that post here. Finally, all of the puzzle pieces fit together to reveal the mystery! This was so much fun to make with the Grids Girls Facebook group, teacher and designer Deb Heatherly, and some of my favorite Creative Grids USA rulers. I purchased the background fabric and the dark blue border fabric, but all of those bright colors are from my batik stash (I'm kinda proud of that stash :-). Below are the 4 different blocks we made.
The Creative Grids rulers used to make the blocks were the Pineapple Trim Tool, Cats Cradle Tool, Strippy Stars Tool, and the Ultimate Flying Geese Tool. Many quilters in the group found that once you learn to make some of these basic units, you start to see how you can use the tools in many other quilt patterns to make piecing easier and more exact. Who doesn't love that?
I need to quilt this still, but I think I might hang it on the wall, maybe even in this spot.
It feels great to get some sewing done! I haven't touched my machine much in the last couple of weeks. I hope you can get some sewing in this weekend, too. Thanks for visiting, and I'll be linking up over at Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday where she has a fantastic quilt finish to share!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!