Friday, August 23, 2013
FF: Baby Quilt Top.
I finished this top a couple of weeks ago, and have been waiting for the right time to share it. I blindly ordered a stack of yellows, oranges, and pinks, and when they arrived, I yip yipped that they all went together well enough AND they were lovelier in person.
This quilt was so much fun to piece. I knew I wanted to piece rows instead of blocks, even if some of the rows are comprised of blocks. From AMH feathers to designing a pattern for paper pieced arrows to some traditional HST blocks to randomly slicing up a perfectly unoffending set of strips only to sew the pieces back together a la Elizabeth Hartman's Xylophone quilt.... Oh, Friends. This quilt has been fun.
I'm planning to machine quilt it and add in some hand quilting too. I certainly went random with assembly--why not add quilting to match?
I think my favorite aspect of this quilt is that it is a truly "me" quilt. So often, I make quilts based on what I think people will like, and usually, there is some "me" in there, but this quilt? This is ALL me.
I'm linking up today with TGIFF hosted by Em at Sewing by Moonlight and Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.