Mr. MQI has been out of town this weekend, and Janet from Simply Pieced came over yesterday for a sewing day. Our kids played together, and we were able to get a lot accomplished. I finished the quilting on Serendipity last night and put the binding on this morning.
I absolutely love this quilt with all of its bright colors and irregular design. It's just so fun to look at all of the different fabrics and see pieces of the quilts I've made in the past.
The finished quilt measures 84 x 96 inches and was quite a challenge to quilt! I quilted with a wide-ish stippling. I could really have chosen any color for the backing since there are so many colors in the top, but is it really any wonder that I picked my favorite color? I swear, I don't really plan it, I'm just drawn to greens!
The lime green polkadots look great with the improv blocks and don't add too much busy pattern to an already busy quilt. I'm so glad I had enough blocks to put a couple of rows across the backing too. The binding is Kona Purple, and I really like the little bit of contrast it adds.
I've decided that I'm keeping this quilt for myself, so I can hang onto a tiny piece of all of the other quilts I've made and loved, that have gone onto new homes.
Creating something so beautiful from humble scraps? Definitely Serendipity.