So here’s a quilt I pieced & quilted in the same year! For myself! I know- who would have thought?You might remember my talking about piecing the quilt
.It came together very easily & since I actually bought the backing & binding at the same time (another marvelous idea!)- I had it prepped & ready to go on my “to be quilted” shelf in no time.
Then last Friday came around & I decided to give myself a challenge. To see how fast I could quilt this 70×70 quilt in my free motion custom style- without getting hung up on perfection & overthinking the quilting & all those things that keep me from quilting my own quilts.
So I loaded it onto the frame without a quilting design in mind & pow! It came to me! Wavy lines! The red plus signs would go in one direction & the blue in the opposite- I could then travel from plus sign to plus sign to keep thread breakage at a minimum & still do all the red’s in a red thread & blue in blue thread- perfect!
So I “winged” it! & timed myself & finished the whole quilt in 2.25 hours!
Put the binding on at a retreat that evening & hand stitched it down a week later. Voila! A finished quilt! & for myself! That I didn’t overthink & stress & just had fun with!
I may be my new favorite quilt…..
(Sorry for the washed out photos- it’s actually a very bright quilt.)