Have you been wondering if I was ever going to finish this quilt?
I am the first to admit that I don't fall in love with every quilt I make. And from the beginning, this quilt never really made me happy.
But I didn't give up on it!
I started out wanting to use up some black and white fabric chunks I had in my stash. I decided to also pull some leftover solids - there are crossweaves, peppered cottons, kona and shot cottons in the mix.
I sewed and sliced and sewed some more until I came up with this block. I really didn't love it but I thought it had potential!
This project still fought me when I laid it out on my design wall. I really thought I was going to have to admit failure. But eventually a quilt top did come together.
I really didn't like it much and was secretly relying on the quilting to save this project!
Well, here it is all finished! And it is starting to grow on me!!
I am fascinated by the colors (kinda eclectic), the subtle 3D effects and the contained chaos it evokes for me.
This quilt is being donated to an organization that provides comfort items to kids in crisis. I hope it finds its way to an older child that will love it to pieces.
For the quilting, I simply did some boxy line quilting.
A shaded black and white print from my stash (it looks gray until you get close) and more blocks on the backing. I finished it off with a solid black on the binding.
A wonderful quilt all ready for a new home!
This is my first quilt being linked up with Quilts in the Queue for the 100 Quilts for Kids event. I have participated for a couple of years now. It is a great event and you have until the end of September to finish your quilts. So there is still lots of time to make a quilt yourself!
Need ideas? There are lots in the Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt Gallery. Just grab your scraps and pick a project. They are all fast and easy!
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