I finished a WIP (that's Work In Progress)...finished as in, fully quilted, and binding sewn. This quilt had no real purpose other then I was determined to make it; but clearly my definition of determination meant that it could sit for years, taunting me.
This quilt came about right at the beginning of my admiration with modern quilting. I remember coming across this quilt with it's limited palette and knew that I wanted to make a similiar one, one day.
I started strong; but then something happened and soon enough this quilt only made an appearance at my St. Louis MQG sew-ins; where I would add a block or two. I even talked about it's unfinished status back in this WIP Inventory & Skeletons post from January 2012. Earlier this year my St. Louis MQG posted a challenge to each of it's members, encouraging them to finish their old WIP. I couldn't stand by and watch everyone else finish their older projects, so I found a few of my own; but sadly had not made much progress this entire year.
This past week, that determination (you know from 2010 when I bought the fabric) finally took hold and I finished it. Now let me tell you, I absolutely adore this quilt; and the only down-side is it's size. This one measures approx. 46" x 57" and is not really a usable size except for a child. Yet at the time when I purchased the fabric, this would have been one of the larger quilts that I attempted.
Clearly my skills have improved since 2010, having made and quilted quilts nearly 4x this size; and maybe that's why I have put off this quilt for so long, or at least that's what I'm going to tell myself. I chose to do a free-motion, meandering, triangular quilting design using a blue-multi thread; which I think adds to the appeal.
Now naming quilts is one thing I am not a fan of, simply because I'm not that clever most times; but I definitely think this one fits: SOMETHING BLUE
Finished Size: 46" x 57"
Quilt Top Fabrics: Misc. fabrics from Jo-Ann's (circa 2010)
Quilt Backing Fabric: Architextures print from Carolyn Friedlander
Quilting Design: Meandering Free-Motion on my home machine
Now that I've finished this WIP, maybe I should tackle some of the others. I'm not entirely sure how many WIP I have though, which is something I'll tackle another day and in another post.