Spring Stripes II is quilted and finished!
My goal was to finish it by the end of April and I succeeded. I also wanted to use a different quilting pattern for each block of color. This wasn’t as easy, and I did duplicate some patterns a couple times (but never in the same row!).
By the end, I could really see improvement in my quilting. The first pattern I used was orange peels (tutorial by Oh, Fransson!), and I also quilted orange peels as one of the last blocks. The first stripe is tentative and hesitant, as I really hadn’t quilted anything but a stipple. The second stripe (below) looks a lot more even.
The back is Ikea SMÅBORRE fabric, which somehow, I managed to buy in exactly the right size. I love when things work that way and I appreciated how wide this stuff is. The binding is Emerald Kona, same as for Neptune, because that is what I had on hand. I like the pop of darker teal!
I enjoyed the exercise of quilting many patterns, and I think I added a couple of new designs to my arsenal. I especially like the mod overlapping squares and the flowers and leaves patterns. In fact, I’m planning on quilting Fortunate Granny with allover echo flowers!
This is also my first finish for the Q2 Finish Along at The Littlest Thistle!
Finished Size: 53 x 64
Fabrics: Echo by Lotta Jansdotter for Wyndham, Kona Ash and Emerald, Ikea SMÅBORRE