I absolutely could not decide between two of my quilts, so I decided that since I'm allowed two entries, I'll just enter both! My first entry is my scrappy quilt, Serendipity.
Making this quilt was a really special experience for me, because I was able to revisit all of the previous quilts I've made that have gone to new homes. To make the blocks, I took every single scrap I had and just started sewing- improv style.
The quilt masures 84 x 96, so it was quite an undertaking to quilt it on my home machine, which is also another reason that I feel so proud of it. It is quilted in a simple meander, which I think fits with the style of the improv blocks and doesn't add too much busy-ness. It took some real muscles to manage the weight of such a big quilt with FMQ on a regular machine!
I was able to piece the rest of my improv blocks into the backing to add a little bit of interest there. I love the how the lime green polkadots look with the explosion of color in the blocks.
With all of the scrappy color, any binding or backing color choices would have worked, but I decided to bind with Kona Purple, and I think it keeps it really bright and fun!
The name of this quilt is a reflection of the way the quilt came together. It is a quilt whose beauty was realized from sewing with humble scraps, from sewing in a style that was completely unplanned. The name Serendipity fits like a glove.
Size- 84 x 96 in.
Quilting- Free motion meandering by me
Entry Category- Scrappy Quilts
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