I had a lot of other projects going on, so I let a few ideas roll around in my mind for a bit while I worked on other things. One night I realized that I had quite a few HSTs left over from another quilt (which I haven’t finished yet, but I’ll share as soon as it’s done!).
Just when I thought I’d never finish this quilt, I ran out of thread AGAIN! By this time I was actually laughing out loud. I had yet another variegated thread in my stash (this one was green, and a different brand), so I pulled that out. I figured that by changing thread colors twice, it would look more intentional. Right?
In this picture you can kind of see that there are different colors of thread.
Here’s another shot showing the different threads:
I was able to finish the quilting without running out of green thread (victory!). For the back of the quilt I chose an ikat print by Amy Butler and a blue print from my stash (sorry, I have no clue of the designer!). The blue print worked out really well for binding, too. I’m really happy with how well these two prints play with the Kaffe Fassett prints!
Here’s a close up of the two backing prints:
How fabulous is this ikat? I love it!
I’m happy to report that the quilt did make it to Illinois in time for the benefit. I’m not sure how much money the quilt itself raised, but I do know that the benefit raised a bit of money to help a friend of a friend with her cancer treatments. It was quite a rush to finish this project, especially with all of the other sewing I had going on, but I’m so glad I could be involved in this event!
Finished size is 36″ x 41″
Prints are mostly Kaffe Fassett with a few Brandon Mably prints.
Backing is an ikat print by Amy Butler and an unknown print from my stash.
Straight line quilting in several thread colors. 😉 Purple and pink are Signature threads, the green is Wonderfil.