Last month, I wrote a post about a table runner I made that was quite different from the original plan and had resulted in a few unused blocks. One of those was a swoon block in some of my favorite Chicopee fabrics which I ultimately used as a starting point to make a couch quilt for my husband. This might actually be the first thing I've made for him - not sure what else to say about that!
I didn't have a plan when making this quilt - just a color scheme and the one big block.
I started by making this star block.
And then made some more of the wonky hourglass blocks from the original project.
Then I just started improvising and adding strips of fabrics in my chosen color palette like I did for this quilt.
I backed it in this sheet that I love.
And then used this opportunity to practice all sorts of different kinds of free motion quilting techniques and motifs.
Now it resides on our couch with my beloved folksy flannel quilt.
And that's that! He says he loves it and now really wants me to make some pillows for his office couch out of a very specific yellow (um, maize) and blue fabric that you might have seen me post about on Instagram (I'm plumandjune there too.)
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.