It all began with my first online fabric purchase back in January of 2011!
2 charm packs (!) of Awesome by Sandy Gervais. Mmmmm, charm packs!!!
All I knew was that I wanted many many triangles.
By the time all was said and done, quite a bit more yardage had been acquired.
By mid October, I was on my way to a finished top!
I knew nothing about trimming HSTs back then, so I consider it very good fortune that the quilt is as square and flat as it is...but the points don't match so well.
And so it has been folded up in a tub for the last several years, as I bought more fabric and made more quilts! I had originally wanted an orange fleece backing, but then changed my mind several times as I would see different fun quilting techniques, especially big stitch quilting with perle cottons.
But in the end, the big orange fleece won my heart back!!!
Of course, the binding had been in waiting as long as the top....
I have taken to basting my binding, to keep it from feeding unevenly as I sew it to the quilt.
Learned that little tip from Red Pepper Quilts :)
Simple pleasures...Happiness is orange thread
To machine bind, or not to machine bind?
Not to! :)
Finished the last stitch on this wonder-Fall quilt on Thanksgiving Day :)
It has a wonderful drape and weight with the fleece backing...I am sure this will be a much-used favorite!
Welcome to my stop on The Around the World Blog Tour!
I am glad you're here!
This is the stop that almost wasn't, and still isn't going to be much, as I am in the midst of rather serious technical difficulties, involving our PC and all our photos etc, and trying to figure out how to make a post from my iPad! Boo. But at least I have an iPad!
Be that as it may, I was super busy when I received a lovely invite from
Shauna at lovinquiltin, back in October.
I knew I just couldn't squeeze it in, but it certainly got me to thinking....
Fast forward a couple weeks, and things had slowed a bit and I received a second invite from
Pam at Jump Cut Arts, who asked, ever so nicely: What are you working on?
Is this not the perfect project for this time of year?
My "Awesome Quilt", made back in 2010-ish, with my very first online fabric purchases...2 charm packs of Awesome, by Sandy Gervais
(this is where a link to that momentous occasion would be nice! Sorry!)
...and so it began again, this wonderful adventure in sewing! How does my work differ from others of its genre?
This is a rather fancy question for someone who operates mostly on a whim!