I am very much behind with photo documenting my quilt projects. Three years ago I was on a serious baby-quilt-making push and managed to make two quilts for family infants, a quilt for my dad, and had enough leftover fabric to make yet another quilt.
How is it that the last effort, the most improvisational quilt, is the one I love the best? Unfortunately, it’s the one I photographed the least. Argh! The quilting was wonderful and quirky–so sorry I can’t show you–and that Cotton & Steel iridescent polka dot is still one of my favorite neutrals to use for backgrounds to colorful blocks. The fabric collection that underpinned the design was from Carrie Bloomston.
Adding inset prairie points did challenge the long-arm quilt maker, but she tackled the insanity with a cheerful spirit and overcame the annoyance of having to reorient the quilt mid sewing. Again, too bad I can’t show you . . .
The last detail that tickles my fancy is the array of orange buttons I used to top the yo-yos. A local quilt shop, Scottsdale Quilts, has a shop owner with a serious case of “bright shiny objects” disorder which manifests itself in plentiful stock of vintage buttons and trims. Her website is limited so Instagram users can find her @ScottsdaleQuilts.
Hey, look at that: I just realized you can get a tiny peek at the long-arm quilting. Trust me, it looks great overall.