My first Block of the Month to participate in, thanks to Kristy of Quiet Play. From this first block in January:
to the finished product in November:
From my hours and hours (and hours!) spent reading blogs and tutorials, I have completed a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt:
an Open-wide Zipper Pouch:
and many other smaller projects, like this fun pincushion for my quilt group's Christmas gift exchange.
I love the bright, modern colors, especially the aqua, red, and olive green together. I machine quilted it simply, mostly echoing the seams, but with a few curvy, "organic" lines through the middle of the bigger blocks.
I added a row of the leftover main fabrics to make a pieced back, which makes the back interesting to look at, too!
Even though Christmas is past, I'm going to enjoy this quilt well into the new year because it just makes me happy to look at, and isn't that what creating is all about?!
I am wishing all of you the Happiest of New Years, and a 2014 full of quilty inspiration! I can't wait to see what I learn about next!