Some of my favorite weekends are those where we lounge around with no plans, or obligations, and just take it easy. This weekend was one of those weekends. There were a few errands to be run, some football (and commercials!) to be watched, but mostly (at least for me) there was lots of quality time spent down in my sewing room.
I had started this Starburst Cross quilt using a fat quarter bundle of Salt Water by Tula Pink in the beginning of January, however this project was quickly brushed to the side as a result of the vortex that was #ScrappyTripAlong.
It felt nice to pull this project back out and finish up the quilt top this weekend. While I haven't made any strides to finish old abandoned WIPs from years past --yet-- I figured the least I could do was not to add to the pile of WIPs.
This quilt is destined to be a birthday gift for my mom. She loves the beach more than anyone else I know. Her birthday is this weekend, so basting and quilting will be on the agenda this week. As she has one of my very first quilts I completed, I want to make this one more of a winter weight, great for couch snuggling, now that winter is back in full effect. I grabbed some anti pill fleece for the backing, and plan on finishing it very much like my scrappy trip along quilt.
I have to admit, I wasn't quite sure how I felt about these colors together when the fabric bundle arrived at my house, but seeing them together in a quilt has me in love. The bright corals against the different shades of blue and limey greens is oh so pretty.
My secondary motivation for putting together another Starburst Cross quilt (the first one was shipped off to last spring's quilt market for the Westminster booth) was to work on an updated complete Starburst Cross PDF quilt pattern with simplified cutting and piecing instructions. Look for the updated free pattern in the next week or two!