This is the last one of these, I promise. I’m all out of the fabric, even the scraps (I have a few flannel giraffe squares, but that’s different.) And this quilt may be my favorite.
This was not on my list to make right now, but when I saw Christa’s post about her scrappy half-square triangles, I knew that was the right technique to use with the scraps I had. I combined them with a soft green print and a gray and white stripe, and I like how much softer the look is.
I quilted it all with the walking foot. First I stitched in all the ditches using silver Bottom Line. Then I auditioned three green variegated threads for the the decorative quilting. I chose the So Fine (Superior) on the right, just because it was the lightest. I always prefer bold, contrasting colors (hence all the dark threads in my collection), but I wanted to keep this soft and blending. Light thread looks okay over darker fabric, but dark thread on light shows every wobble.
I like minimal, asymmetrical lines of quilting, so I kept thinking I was finished. I did want to do enough to hold down all of the fabrics, including the small pieced triangles. When I put the last rows of stitching in, it all came together and I knew I had it.
This one’s for sale in my Etsy shop.
Looking forward to seeing your finishes.