I am so excited to finally share this quilt! It seems I have been working on it for eons...or 6 months or so. While I usually do have a few projects going at the same time, its really unlike me to leave a WIP sitting around for this long before finishing it. Its been giving me the evil eye lately, likely feeling neglected, so I decided before I started anything new, I'd give this little guy some TLC.
This quilt was made with lots of help from the lovely ladies of the Imagine circle of do. Good Stitches. My first round to be the quilter was back in March, and I asked the ladies to use Badskirt Amy's Japanese x and + block tutorial, and upsized the blocks so that they finished a little larger. More on the measurements I used here.
I could not be happier with how this quilt has come together, its my favorite kind, nice and super scrappy. This quilt is headed to the charity Threading Hope, which gives quilts to kids in underprivileged countries. If this quilt weren't be donated to such a great cause, they may have to pry it from my hands, I like it so much!
As for the quilting, I decided to try something new (to me anyways) that I had seen on one of Lee's quilts way back when and just never got around to trying. I used one of the decorative wavy stitches on my machine, and set the width and length to the widest settings and used my walking foot to quilt along the width of the quilt. I sort of used the seams as my guides to keep the lines straight and spaced my lines about an inch or so apart.
I usually don't wash my quilts before photographing them because I find I get better pictures of all the quilt detail pre-washing, but I thought the scrappiness of this quilt, and the wavy quilting was just begging to be all snuggly and crinkled. I'm super happy I washed this one before snapping pics, because the crinkled goodness really does add to this quilt.
This quilt will be off to its new home I believe in Indonesia this week, hopefully its new owner loves it as much as I do!
Name: do. Good Stitches Scrappy Japanese x and + quilt
Size: 55" x 66"
Fabric: Scrappy assorted fabrics
Quilting: Quilted using wavy decorative stitch by me on my home machine