Wahooo! I finished another quilt this week. That’s TWO this month, although I started them a looong time before that!
This is my Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt – a great way to use up scraps. (It was also a great excuse to buy more blue and green fabrics, but the least said about that the better!) I was having a dilemma about what to do for the back, but my friend Missie came up with a great idea and the perfect solid from her stash:
I love the way the teal seems to harmonize with all of the shades of blue and green in this quilt. Of course, I didn’t manage to get the backing on quite straight, but c’est la vie. If I wanted perfection I could buy a quilt with perfect lines and immaculate – but soulless – stitching, right? Let me tell you, this baby’s got soul! 🙂
Speaking of stitching, I’d originally thought I’d quilt it with wavy lines all going in just one direction, but I tried about a line and a half before I decided that I didn’t like the look. Better to rip out one or two lines of stitching than live with a bad choice. Instead I quilted on either side of all of the seam lines in both directions for a grid pattern:
I used Aurifil Creme de Menthe thread, which is one of their variegated colorways. I have been wanting to try variegated thread for a while and this seemed like a good time. Honestly, I don’t think it really shows up on this quilt on either side, so there wasn’t much point, but the price was the same and the finished stitching looks fine, so no harm done.
My favorite goofy little part is that little smidge of Navy camouflage on the back. Most of that square ended up being trimmed off with the excess backing after quilting, but that teeny bit remains. It’s like a little personalization, since we’re a Navy family. I’m actually thinking of adding a little scrap to all of my quilts as a signature. What do you think?