|January Happy Hour Goodies|
Back in January, I visited my Happy Place (the Granary Quilt Shop) for Happy Hour, which included this fun jelly roll and the Pom Pom Parade pattern. I picked up some fun black and white printed fabric for use in the background and I already had yardage of one of the fabrics included in the jelly roll. I tried to tuck it away and be strong with my New Year's Resolution of focusing on tackling my UFOs. But these fabrics just beckoned and in a moment of weakness, I simply pulled them out and started to sew strip sets and cut up 60-degree triangles!
Everything was fine until I decided to deviate and add borders. And then it became a UFO for several months until I could figure out the border situation, and another few months to figure out the quilting.
After cutting the triangles, I had almost 8-9" of scraps, which were sewn together for use in the quilt back! And one leftover whirligig made for a great quilt label!
|Quilting on the Reverse Side|
For the quilting--I still had the muscle memory of quilting petals along an isometric grid. And then I did some echo stitching in the black borders and hemmed and hawed about doing some free motion quilting in the printed border section.
I finally gave in figuring it was a small section and I could always rip it out. It turned out to be a great decision and proved to be lots of fun just doodling along the motif! It also gave me the confidence to try FMQ on a larger project!
|My quilting worlds collide: FMQ and Walking Foot|