Friday, April 1, 2016
FF: Frozen Watermelon, Part 2
This is Frozen Watermelon in all its pink and green glory! (If you caught my post from yesterday, you'll have seen the finishing touches that were put on this quilt, including my work to fix a seam that busted in the wash.) This quilt was originally made because I had a couple of orphan paper pieced star blocks for which I was eager to find a home. I opted to do some improv business, a process that originally terrified and annoyed me, and I am slowly finding that I enjoy it. In fact, if I haven't pieced in this fashion for awhile, I start to crave it. It's a puzzle, and I'm learning to let go of the stress and the voice that says it won't come together.
I quilted this baby with 60 degree diamonds in hot pink thread because I COULD. And that was so powerful to me. Since this quilt doesn't have a specific recipient--it's Project Linus bound--I felt free to do whatever I liked. (And it was so much fun!)
The binding was a fun green and white stripe from my grandma's stash, which I attached by machine. I prefer the finished look of handstitched binding, but with FIVE BABY QUILTS on my to-do list, ain't no one got time for handstitching perfection in this casa.
I pieced the backing using these two pink fabrics. They're old--1979 for the pink solid!--but they washed up super soft and cuddly. Overall, this is a soft, comfy quilt that measures around 48" x 59", and I'm excited to drop it off for Project Linus. Added bonus, it's another finish from my FAL list! I'm hoping to knock one more finish off before the final link-up. I'm close! But like I said before, FIVE BABY QUILTS. I think that's the most I've ever had at one time! And while I have started cutting fabric for one, the other four are in the planning stages. I'm tired just thinking about it. But on I go!
Have a lovely Friday!