Back at the beginning of summer, I started seeing churn dash projects popping up all over the internet. I was intrigued. But I'm not generally a fan of traditional quilts and I like fast finishes :) Then one day, I got a vision of it in jumbo and I could NOT get it out of my head. Thinking about it all day.
So way back in July, while my children were staying with their grandparents I whipped this up. Took me less than two hours. That's my kind of quilt top LOL. Honestly the hardest part was coming up with enough large fabric pieces in my desired colours! Then I folded it up and added it to my pile of finished tops waiting to be quilted.
You see, I had a definite vision of how I wanted the quilting to look. And when I know exactly how I want something to look I get scared that it will take forever, or I'll screw it up, or it won't turn out how I want it. But that picture up there ^ ? That is exactly how I envisioned this quilting.
After reading a few other's experiences with spiral quilting I followed their advice and FMQ the very center. But before I started that I took an hour to mark the quilt. I marked out every inch from the center up, down, left and right. Then I simply rotated my ruler, keeping the center point as the start, and marked 3 or 4 angled lines in each quadrant. You can see it a little more clearly in this post. After that it was simply a matter of connecting the dots.
It's backed with Simply Color Ombre in Tangerine and bound in scrappy blue to match the front. I am truly in love with this quilt. It's such a perfect option for a baby girl or boy which is rare these days. It's going to be hard to part with this one but it is listed in my shop. Hopefully it will got to a home where it will be loved and used often!
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts.