Yes, this is about a newly finished quilt, but first I wanted to show you my Mayday tree. It's astounding to me that it worked out to have a finished quilt, good lighting, and a blooming tree all on the same day! Spring has finally arrived here in the far north land of dog sleds and reindeer!
This quilt is heavily inspired by the lovely work of others. I saw a quilt by Nettie of A Quilt is Nice, and knew immediately that I was going to make something similar to manage my overflowing scraps.
Of course, it ended up looking completely different, but that's a good thing, right?
This is one of those quilts that are just so fun to make.
Each strip of color is about 13" tall, so the finished quilt is around 45"x50". This is a great size for a toddler, since it's slightly larger than most of the baby quilts I make.
On a last minute impulse, I bound it with this Dr. Suess black and white stripe. I was worried that it would overpower the quilt, but I like it now. In fact, when I asked my husband what he thought, he said he liked the black and white border.
For the quilting, I did a big circle design. This is another thing that I've been seeing and loving on other quilts, and just had to get it out of my system! I somehow thought that this type of quilting would be hard to get right, but I think it ended up being so easy! I started out by drawing the design for the first few rows and using my free motion quilting foot, and then used the guide on my walking foot to work out from there.