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


  1. Looks awesome, i love the color on the back. Your quilting turned out great, to. Way to over come :)

  2. You chose the perfect name for your lovely quilt! I love that we can just see your toes in the picture!

  3. Wow! What a great quilt! I love your name for it...and that it will be well used on the couch, too :) The back is such a calm counterpoint to the front! Well done!!!!

  4. Wow! What an amazing quilt. I live how the white charm squares have become new shapes when seen next to the other blocks, especially the squashed star one. Beautiful spiral quilting too.

  5. What a clever idea to do the pond ripple quilting. That is exactly what it looks like! It turned out beautifully.

  6. I love the order chaos of it! Great idea. The quilting is great and I LOVE the back, too!! Good job.