Third quilt of the year finished! Admittedly, they've all been baby or lap quilts. I'm just not up to snuff to do a queen. :P
In my other post about the Crazy 9-patch, I was bemoaning that one of my fabrics weren't as orange as I hoped. Solution? Quilt it with orange thread.
I had some leftover blocks, so I made a standard 9-patch for the backing.
The rest of the backing fabric fits the quilt well, as this was a rather off the wall pattern for me.
A close up of the quilting. I was experimenting with double loops, and tossed in some stars for variety.
I didn't put pressure on myself for perfection. There's spots where thread crosses over, single loops and triple loops because I wasn't paying attention and "trapped" myself. I branched out, and I'm happy with that.
I'm starting to think this journal keeps my quilting sanity! I don't have to worry about "momnesia" eating my brain cells and leaving me with a whole bunch of pieces to a quilt that I don't even remember starting.
You can tell from the dates that I definitely quilt in spurts. I almost wonder if I'll have time to quilt more once the baby is born, because my computer is in the bedroom with the crib. I'll have to keep the screen off and either nap with the baby or blow time quilting.
In reality, I have no idea how much the baby will change things. It might think a pile of fabric is fun to nap in, it might cry "hold me! feed me!" 24/7. I'll be finding out. ;)