This quilt center was started as an improv project at an Amy Butler retreat. A partner and I had to randomly choose fabrics for each other, and build up quilt blocks from the scraps. It was too small to do much with so I kept building around it after I got home. I have to admit I do this type of medallion built quilt a lot. It's comforting to add a border, watch it grow, and then make a decision from there.
The salmon fabric came from a recycled dress that was probably from the 1950's-1960's, and adds bling. Who says scrappy improv can't be glamorous?
Ask me what one of my favorite parts of the quilt is?
I used Aurifil Invisible thread in the swirling center and outer border, and also the pieced borders echoing those stripes. For the blue and dusty rose borders, I used a dark, mossy green Omni. It's wonderful how it pops a little with the navy, and blends into the pink. I kept the quilting very organic, and on the looser side.
I had a couple yards of this vintage floral for the backing, and pieced it on each side with a dark navy and maroon.
Did you get outside today?
Did you have sun where you live?
This is a great little book I dug out today for ideas, and I started by plastering down some papers as a background base. I used Matte Medium to cover the base paper in my journal, arranged my paper on top of it, and covered it all with another coat of Matte Medium. Yes, it get's crinkly and not-so-perfect, but I like the texture. I did it early this afternoon so it would be dry by tonight. Sharpie markers work well over it all.
My goal today is simply a list of things I associate with December.
Oh, and some glittery sequins to pretty it up.