21 February 2014

ALYoF February Finish: Orderly Chaos

Today I have a finish that has been quite long in the making: my February ALYoF goal. It's a small, scrappy quilt that I'm calling Orderly Chaos. The pattern is just alternating disappearing nine patches and HSTs with a few charm squares thrown in to make it a little bigger.

Ta Da!

The finished size is about 45x60" and, in keeping with the scrappy theme, I used a scrappy binding of grays and blue. The quilting is 3 spirals that I meant to look like ripples in a pond. I used my prize from the MSBHQAL: a pack of Aurifil threads! So one spiral is yellow, one green, and one blue with the variegated blue for the bobbin.

My threads on my glorious new ironing board that my mom gave me for Christmas

The only thing that I purchased for this quilt was this blue homespun for the back. I even pieced together some batting so this project was a real scrap-buster.

You can really see the ripple effect from the back

This blanket has been dubbed the "couch blanket" by my boyfriend, but I'm sticking with Orderly Chaos.

And here it is, chillin in its new home on my boyfriend's couch with his Manhattan pillow for company

Original Goal Setting Post Here

12 February 2014

WIP Wednesday - Getting It Done

The last few days have seen some intense quilty productivity. I also haven't seen my boyfriend in 2 days. Coincidence? I think not...

Regardless, I am totally on track to finish my February ALYoF goal. All that's left is the binding!

I really suck at joining binding ends, so I didn't finish it before I went to bed last night

Go over to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced to see some cool quilts in progress!

05 February 2014

ALYoF - February Goal

Since I failed so miserably at finishing January's ALYoF goal, I'm going to try, once again, to finish this scrappy quilt for February.

Starting the second spiral

I did finally have some time to work on quilting this week. I am currently undoing part of the second spiral because it got kind of bunched where it was getting close to the first spiral. I'm not sure how exactly that happened, but whatever. The third spiral will be centered on the right side probably two or three rows in (or at least that's the current plan).