With the sad passing of my father-in-law last week and associated commitments, together with a short holiday booked for the last few days of February I have had to admit defeat on the quilting of this one. I have however got a pretty clear idea in my head what I want to do with it so hopefully it won't remain a flimsy for too long!
Anyway, on to the money shots! First a close up of an individual block:
Last year I took part in an online rainbow charm square swap and I have been wanting to use the charms in a project for a while and I had seen a block that I thought would work. I spent a lot of time playing around with which exact fabrics to use for the centres and what order to put them in:
Then I toyed with some alternative layouts but decided they took the focus away from the 3D and rainbow effect.
So then this is the final result!
The 3D effect is stronger in the photo than real life but once its quilted hopefully that will change.
I love the way this quilt came together, its exactly the way I pictured it in my head. Don't you love that when that happens?! I'm thinking I might just write a tutorial for this one.
I also have these great little leftover HSTs I need to make a plan for, maybe a cushion?
So February's UFO project is put together. If you want to join in the UFO-along hop over to Aunt Marti's blog 52 Quilts in 52 Weeks (don't worry, the UFO quiltalong is only one each month, not each week!) to find out how it all works. Its a great way to get your UFO's moving along!
Thanks for visiting,