I am always amazed at how quickly I can get through a project once I have a vision!
This fabric has been sitting in a pile for at least a year. It was a fabric pull I put together from a bunch of older, "unloved" stash pieces. I knew there was a quilt in there but every time I would pick it up to work on it, I was immediately distracted by something else.
I finally just decided to start cutting without a plan. I knew the Jane Sassaman floral was going to require some fussy cutting. I started with the biggest designs and then just kept cutting out all the areas I liked.
Once the designs were cut out, I started framing them with some of the other fabrics and throwing them up on my design wall. I saved the largest cut of the blue fabric in hopes that I might be able to use it for the background or the backing. Once I had the blocks where I liked them, it was time to make a final choice on the background. I only had a limited amount of blue and with the blocks being placed willy nilly, it was any ones guess how much fabric I would need.
I decided just to go for it and use the blue. And yes, there was a lot of head scratching and partial seams to get this one sewn up!
With just a few tiny strips of blue fabric left over, I was able to get it sewn up and loaded onto my longarm for some quick daisy-chain quilting.
From "unloved" to loved!
I am so pleased I went with the blue print for the background!
My favorite part of the quilt is the diagonal tulip rectangles.
Maybe because I am so looking forward to spring!
And an orange print for the backing!
Finishing up this quilt was my One Monthly Goal for January so I will be celebrating by linking up to Red Letter Quilts. Be sure and go see what others are sharing!
Fret Not Yourself (AHIQ)
A Quilted Passion
Red Letter Quills (OMG)