Do you ever start projects "just because"? Just because a fabric combo was on your cutting table and inspired you to make something with it Right That Moment? Just because you had a design noodling around in your head and a charm pack of Free Spirit solids looking for the perfect project? Just because you just wanted to make something for no other reason than to make something? ME TOO!
Introducing The One That Got Away:
I just love this quilt! I think it's whimsical and colourful and playful. As I was putting the coloured bits together, I began with the intention of piecing them into a square, but then I had the idea to amp up the quirkiness by having one piece making its getaway.
I personally love the combination of bright colours with dark grey so I used Kona Charcoal for the background.
For the quilting, I settled on two sets of concentric circles to highlight both The One and the space it left behind. I chose Aurifil 50 weight thread in a dark grey (2605) that provides a lot of texture and just enough contrast. In some spots the intersecting lines make neat diamond shapes, while in others, the lines are nearly parallel to each other - I quite like the diversity of pattern that was created with the quilted lines.
I kept the back simple - Kona Medium Gray.
The finished product is about 39" square.