Last September, my friend Adrianne linked this Spinning Stars quiltalong on her Facebook page. I definitely didn't need another project (I'm trying to clear up UFOs) but somehow I found myself replying with "I'm in if you are!" Well, she was, so off we went.
I knew that I wanted to emphasize something other than the ring in each block, so I played around with paper and highlighter until I came up with this for color placement:
Originally I did just teal and plum blocks (with white/cream background prints), but I decided that the quilt needed a little more energy, so I added in some pea-soup greens.
8 months later, thanks to a lot of quilting time at the BAM retreat (omg it was awesome!!) a few weeks ago, it's finally done:
Anne @ playcrafts for the tip on photographing in direct sunlight to show quilting better:
Binding and backing both from Bella by Lotta Jansdotter - one of my favorite lines. This quilt is a lap quilt for meeeee and you can find it on my couch - ready for snuggling.
p.s. machine binding... sewn first to the back, then wrapped around to the front. I prefer that whenever I don't think the extra stitching line will blend with the quilting or the front piecing.
I am happily linking up for for the second week in a row to the crazy mom quilts finish it up Friday.