This weekend I finally finished up my Scrappy Improv quilt! I'm sooo excited!! It took me a little longer than I thought it would -- beginning Friday...continuing into Saturday, with a nice walk and lots of picture taking on Sunday. It feels really good to be finished with this one!
The final measurement is 68" x 80" Which works out to be an extra wide queen size. This quilt was made using the quilt-as-you-go method, so for finishing I added a few long stitches, running both ways, staying in the quilting seams. I chose to leave the pieced backing large and did a roll-over binding to finish. If you look back through the posts for this particular quilt, you can see how it all came together. It was quilt the process!
I finished off the back with five different one yard cuts of aqua & red fabrics. Since this quilt is made up entirely of the scraps I've accumulating from all the projects I've made over this last year (or so), I chose aqua & red for a simple reason -- since I began sewing, I've dreamed of making an aqua and red quilt. Many, many times throughout all that scrap making! It just seemed like the right thing to do.
Here we have -- two prints from Riley Blake Designs new collections Apple of my Eye and one from Millie's Closet, all from Skye Reve Fabrics. The others are a Riley Blake Red solid and a Michael Miller Red & Aqua Dumb Dots.
Now that's it's finished, if I'm being honest, there are several things I would have done differently with the overall design. Of course, there always will be, but if I just look back it really was such a perfect project! I didn't plan anything about it, not even the Improv girl in the corner, I just had an idea and decided to give it a try. It was great to have a project that didn't require much thought -- just fun! Now, I have this beautiful, large quilt for my family to use, a lot less scraps taking up space in my studio, and a keepsake that is very special to me personally.
I see a hundred different projects when I look at it, it's wonderful!
I hope that all you Mama's had a special day yesterday, I certainly did!!
Did any of you find the time to finish anything, I'd love to hear?? ♥ Maureen