If you have been reading my blog for the last couple months you might remember that I am on a quest to lighten my scrap bin this year and am going to be making quilts for my Mom (that one is done)
and 3 of my sisters. Despite using a zillion scraps in my Mom's quilt I still have lots and lots and lots.
The inspiration for this quilt came from Lu Summer's book Scrap Improv
. I know I have mentioned my love for this book several times, but it is really a beautiful book. Improv-iness doesn't come naturally to me and this really made me excited about trying out some new things.
When I started working on this quilt I knew it was going to be for my youngest sister Kelly. A different sister, Carly, is currently visiting me and was kind enough to hold up the quilt for me. If I had known that Carly would be spending her Spring Break with me I would have made her quilt first. Oops.
The background fabric came from yardage in my stash and is gray Robert Kaufman chambray. The rest of the fabric came from scraps. I quilted with an allover concentric swirl pattern. This is one of my favorite quilting designs but it is definitely one that does not come naturally to me and I have been working hard to improve my swirls. Things went pretty well on this one but I still have plenty of room for improvement.
And the binding is one of Juliana Horner's prints from Joann's. I actually chose this fabric first before I knew what I was going to make and worked backwards. I love the print and I think it makes a fun binding. I like it so much that I thought it deserved its very own closeup photo.
The backing is Ann Kelle's Remix Flannel.
This quilt did put a nice little dent in the scrap bin, but they seem to be multiplying. Good thing I have 2 more sisters who want quilts :)
Finished size: 60"x72"
Backing: Remix Flannel