Morning Walk Quilt

Simply Retro Quilt 1 - Retro

Yay!  My first quilt from Simply Retro book is complete!  I've made an unspoken rule for myself as I work my way through this book.  I have to finish each quilt completely before I start another one.  Having a bunch of unfinished tops in a pile is not going to help me feel good about spending time in my sewing room.  Also, I can't start the next one till I've cleaned all the scraps and stacks of extra fabric off my cutting table.

After all, there's nothing that feels as good as starting a new project with a clean empty table!

Now about this quilt.  It's the second one in the book, called "Retro."  It's 60"x72" and as you can tell by the last photo which is the book version, I really changed things up.

This was one of my least favorite quilts in the book, but I suddenly had a 'vision' of all those triangle pieces in yellow prints, kind of like butterflies.  Then as I started cutting, I decided to make the squares into rainbow rows.

I used Kona Snow as my background, which is probably my least favorite part of the quilt since I've started using more busy fabrics as my background lately.

I really like the back, as I was able to use some fun prints and a rainbow strip.

Now I can't wait to start the next one!