It was a busy week last week, with some unexpected outings and a quick day trip to Greenville, SC, but I did manage to finish off the purple improv quilt. When we left off, I had some half square triangles and some four patches done. I had pinned them up on the design wall at the retreat to experiment with how to put them together.
I liked this setting, with all the lines running on the same diagonal.
An added benefit is that the blocks could be chain sewn.
So, I chain sewed sets of two, then into blocks of four.
Squaring them up the size came to 8-1/2-inches.
I sewed all the blocks I had, and lay them out on the floor to see what size the quilt might be.
I have more fabric, but decided this would be a good size for a lullaby quilt or a nice table topper. The floral print from my stash goes well, so that will be backing and binding.
Loaded on the longarm, I thought a light density quilting pattern would be best.
The pantograph is called Floating Clouds by Lorien Quilting for Willow Leaf Studio.
The thread is all cotton. Top thread is a variegated purple by Signature Threads, and the bobbin has Aurifil in dark purple.
Quilting done, I test fit the binding to be sure a seam didn’t end up in a corner.
Binding is sewn to the back first, then wrapped to the front and top stitched.
All done. It is a nice size, 32 inches square. I haven’t decided if it will be a table topper, put in my next sample sale, or donated for use as a baby quilt. I’ll figure that out later.
What are you sewing this week?