So apparently March is national quilt month. I somehow missed this in past years. But I’m here now!
I figured I’d show off some of the quilts I’ve been working on. I’ve recently gotten really into quilting. I love the shapes. The colors. The mathematical perfectionism behind them but that at the same time you can go totally improv. I love that they can truly be usable works of art.
This is one that I started. Well, the quilt top is done, but I need to actually quilt it. I’m using Riley Blake neon basics. I got a layer cake (stack of 10” pre-cut squares) along with the white fabric from Hawthorne Threads. They are one of my most favorite online fabric stores and I highly recommend you visit them. The white is from their Hawthorne Hues line, a line of basics. So far seems nice enough but I’m not sure if it’s nicer than the Kona that I can pick up with a significant discount using a coupon at JoAnn’s. I’ll let you know after I wash it.
Anyhow, I totally fell in love with the neon colors. I wanted to make something that would really highlight them and had been wanting to try some layer cakes as well something a little more “modern.” I also wanted something “quick” because I like making things but don’t have a lot of time these days. This ad hoc pattern fit the bill. I’ve figured out how I want to quilt it, but I’ve decided I need (yes, need) to find some more of the neon fabric to make the edge.
In the mean time, here are are some pictures of me laying stuff out. I tried rearranging them and randomizing but in the end decided to go with what you see below. It just made me happiest.
Mmmmm layer cake. But I can’t see any chocolate?
🙂 Indeed. Not this time. I think that might stain the quilt. 😉