I finished my 3rd quilt of 2013 this week. Part of my plan for 2013 was to make more big quilts and I have accomplished that. Of course, the bigger the quilt, the more time it takes and the more difficult it is to photograph since I can't hang it on the wall and my 18 month old is a just a little too short to hold it up for display!
My original idea for this quilt was to do all scrappy rectangles from my stash and scraps bin. However, as I was working on the first few rows, it reminded me too much of my scrappy trip along since I was using most of the same fabrics so I decided to add in the Kona oyster to make it a little different from that. But instead of having large pieces of the solid fabric, I cut the Kona into strips and added a low volume or light color rectangle of fabric to each strip (which is why I called it Patched.) Of course, now it just reminds me of this quilt which is made with fabrics from my stash plus Kona snow.
I backed the quilt in some cozy flannel.
And I machine stitched the binding again (which you can see in this pic I took while my husband was resting during the 5 minute photo shoot!)
My first thought was to just add some light quilting. At the bottom of the quilt, I just quilted some wavy lines and some large clamshells but then when I got to the solid fabric, I remembered that I wanted to try this stitch that Marta used recently which was inspired by Denyse Schmidt and I loved it. When I got to the middle scrappy section, I did more wavy lines and clamshells but then I finished the entire top half of the quilt with the scrolls. It is such a fun stitch to do and I really like the way it looks - even though mine is very wonky and uneven.
And surprising I didn't use gray thread for this one! I used Aurifil 50 weight in color 2309 - it is more of a beige/off-white color and it blended so nicely with the Kona Oyster as well as all the other colors in this quilt.
Next up: some spring/summer dresses for my daughters and then I'm excited to get back to tackling the Farmer's Wife blocks.
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts.