Isn’t it funny how a particular unfinished and abandoned project from the past can once again get your attention and enthusiasm?
In a previous post, I mentioned that I had tidied up my sewing space and sorted through my many WIP’s and UFO’s. Some projects saw the light of day for the first time in years, while others were put away in a box for another day…
This particular quilt top – a smaller version of “Small Plates” from the book The Practical Guide to Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman – was completed some time ago, possibly in 2014. Now, I have only been quilting since that year so I suspect it was one of the earliest quilts I made. For some reason, I didn’t feel like completing it so it was put away in a box with other UFO’s…
But it grabbed my attention again during my tidy up and I’m pleased to be able to finally cross it off my list!
The fabrics are a colourful combination of a Moda Simply Color charm pack and assorted fabrics that were purchased as a scrap bag on ebay.The backing was a bargain buy from my local Spotlight store. I paid only $3 a metre which was a lucky find by me!I quilted it with a diagonal crosshatch and the funky backing fabric influenced me to use my walking foot to quilt some circle “plates” on some of the blocks. I thought about quilting every one of the white background blocks but eventually decided that “less is more”.I originally intended to use a multi coloured chevron fabric for the binding but changed my mind after the binding was made and instead went with a soft grey shot cotton that almost perfectly matches the grey backing colour.
I am surprised at how much I love this quilt and think it will be my favourite couch quilt for the approaching Tassie winter.
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