Ready for another strip quilt? How about another made of Flea Market Fancy, this time in blues and grays?
The blues are some of my favorites, and I love seeing them all grouped together like this.
On the back, I used Kona Ice Frappe, with a little yellow for contrast (and a bit of a pieced printed section, of course!). I thought about doing the whole backing in yellow, but didn’t have any on hand and didn’t have the patience to order and wait for it to arrive!
This time I decided to play a bit with the quilting, using curved lines as a contrast to the straight lines of the strip design. I went for this arch design – a series of archs on one half of the quilt with a (sort of!) mirror image on the other half. To make the arch, I marked the centerpoint of the quilt and then using a water soluble marker, I drew out the first arch on either side freehand (which is why I say it’s sort of a mirror image!). After quilting the first arch, I used the edge guide attachment on my machine to quilt 1″ away from that arch until I filled in half the quilt. This was then repeated for the other half of the quilt.
I love the design that’s created, especially on the backside of the quilt. And even though it took a while, it was fun to try out something a bit different!
I thought about hanging on to this one, but since we all know the baby doesn’t need another quilt, into the shop it goes! sold, thanks Emily!