Hallelujah! This looooong time WIP (well more like a UFO if we're being brutally honest) is done! Done, I say!
It's one of the first modern quilts I started, and simply lost steam once I had all the parts cut out. Thanks to the Finish Along, though, it's finally done.
I used Elizabeth Oh, Fransson!'s free tutorial/pattern, and added an extra row and column to make the finished quilt a little larger. Most of the fabrics are from the now very old Flights of Fancy line by Paula Prass for Michael Miller, with some others thrown in for good measure (a Kaffe Fasset floral, a Hoffman International floral and maybe even some Erin McMorris too). I chose that one bright pink for some pop and because it echoes the pink of the butterflies in the greeny print on the far left of the photo below. It's a bit odd, but I like it. In any case, this is a 100% stash quilt - my most favourite kind.
The quilting is simple. I confess that I just didn't have enough left in the tank to really go to town on FMQing this quilt, plus I wanted it to stay softer and more cuddly. So simple straight lines about 3/8" from each side of the white sashing with some dreamy Aurifil 40 wt in colour 5006, a light turquoise, was the ticket. I didn't mark anything - I used the side of my regular walking foot as a guide and pivoted at the seam intersections. Easy peasy.
The backing is a delightful IKEA fabric (aren't they all delightful?) that echoed the colours in the front nicely, with a teensy bit of the numbers print to make the back large enough.
The binding is one of the fabrics left over from the front. This quilt finishes at 62" by 67" - a generous lap size.
So, to recap, my Q3 FAL goals were:
1. New Wave. Yay!
2. Baby Quilt Commission. Yay! Vintage Star blogged here.
3. Scrappy Churn Dash. Boo! Not done but progress report coming soon.
Thanks to Leanne She Can Quilt for hosting and coordinating the Finish A Long. I honestly don't know when I would've gotten to this finish had it not been for the impetus of the FAL.