The improv Costa Quilt is done!

Well, this one has been in the works for quite a while. Technical difficulties, a sewing machine repair and also a new purchase coupled with interruptions with quilts that needed to be done for market put this wedding present way behind schedule, but happy to have finished it.  Included, and actually a starting point for the quilt, were the groom’s late mother’s fabrics chosen by the bride. I then bought more fabric that would go with the original strips and in the same palette.  Going for a tropical retro bohemian modern vibe. (?!)

A fairly busy improv piece I added solids on both the inside and then larger swatches on the outside, but I didn’t want to trap it inside a conventional border, so made the border also improv and asymmetrical and the quilting also asymmetrical.  Sometimes not sure if it’s all just a hot mess, or my take on a modern crazy quilt, but it was a labor of love and I just consider it a huge gift to be able to do this using my dear friend’s fabrics to make something for her lovelies for their wedding.

So here are some shots of the final product and in progress.

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa quilt by Carol Van Zandt

strips for the Costa Quilt

strips for the Costa Quilt

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt in progress

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt 

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

The Costa Quilt by Carol Van Zandt

2 thoughts on “The improv Costa Quilt is done!

  1. Wow wow wow!! A labor of love. That is amazing, Carol. I love the close up shots, especially. I just don’t know how you made it all fit together! Congrats on finishing!

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