I've been working on this little quilt for the last three weeks, just so I'd have something new to contribute to the Blogger's Quilt Festival. I'm so glad I can finally show it to you!
Since this is my first time participating in the festival, I wanted to create something special, totally improvisational, and from the heart. It has been a long and rainy spring here in northern Italy, so I decided to go with some bright solids. I started by chopping up half a Kona jelly roll, a charm pack, and then added in a few more colours pulling from my giant Kona box stash.
Mixed 'em all up and just started arranging them and sewing them one row at a time.
Once it started to grow, I just tried to make sure there was a nice balance of colours without planning too much (as is my nature!)
I knew I wanted some super dense quilting, something different from anything I've done before...
I always feel a little sad when I have to throw out such pretty garbage...
It is just under 24" square, and I quilted it with an Aurifil light yellow.
I have to say, I'm really thrilled with how it turned out. I love colourful squares in art (I find I do a lot in my own paintings), and I really love quilts made from solids. This is definitely going to brighten up the entrance of our house!
I am also working away (very slowly) on a hand-quilted version... here's a little sneak peek:
And a picture of my lovely assistant... I managed to get the quilt done
with despite her help!