Well, moseying along on my quilting journey. My second quilt, the large queen size, is in the process of binding via hand stitching. Whoa, that is taking longer than I thought. l look forward to taking pictures of the whole thing all quilted and finished before it is sent off to its recipient. For now I’ve finished (well, 90%) my third quilt top, which I am calling the Sugar Pop quilt, which was the original title of a new design collection. This quilt is based on the first image I had of it. Now nowhere is the brown background going to be real so I thought I would immortalize it here in a quilt.
For the quilt back, I have some fabric I ordered from Spoonflower with the same motifs and a grey background and a blender zig-zag–again in colors that probably won’t be printed, which makes it even more fun. This was a combo of measured cutting and improvisational piecing. I think it’s just fun. For me anyway! Remember, I learn by doing. Once I’ve played around enough and don’t feel intimidated I’ll get serious and takes some lessons to learn how to quilt for real. (Then I will miss these days of no rules!!)
Stay tuned for the big reveal after putting together a cool backing, and quilting and binding it. I have someone giving me a lesson this week on free motion quilting. Plus I got another new reference for someone who quilts modern style. Not sure if I will do this in house or out….Thinking maybe I should make a small baby quilt for my first free motion project…
And here is Pop Rocks (the final name for the collection) in the sugar colorway with a real/aqua background on my new iphone case–which I love–from DecalGirl. There will be more licenses for designs in the pop rocks collection, but I am going to keep and love this quilt as a homage to the original concept for the collection. The milk chocolate colors really are yummy in person.