Color Block Finish

I managed to get my last WIP finished yesterday, the girly version of the Color Block Quilt.

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The pattern is from Bijou Lovely, finishing at 40 x 55. I love that it is simple, giving a wide space on which to change designs while FMQing.  I used the Celebrate Seuss 2 fabric from Robert Kaufman I picked up at the LQS a while back and paired it with some random fat quarters I picked up on sale.  The binding is made from scraps of a Tea Rose solid from Connecting Threads.

14226604079_7f7d7857aa_b 14413248435_a12f6992df_bThe quilt was already pieced and basted previously, so it was just a matter of quilting, then making and attaching binding.  I practiced some different FMQing designs, since the one I am the most consistent at is stippling.

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I tried some swirls, which are… well less just say less than fantastic, but I am still learning and I am sure it will get better with practice. They are all sorts of inconsistent and the spaces aren’t exactly filled well.

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The same goes for the stars and loops. I just didn’t hit the mark with the FMQing on this quilt. It is finished though, and I am sure whomever ends up using it won’t mind. In fact, I’d like to pretend some little one might even grow to love those handcrafted mistakes.

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