Happy Birthday to me, lol. I’m finally making a quilt for myself (well, I have one other in progress but it’ll be a long while).
I started this yesterday with not much of a plan in mind, I just had lots of extra orange fabric on hand. Unfortunately I don’t have enough of the turquoise to continue without a trip to the store. I have half of the top pieced & started cutting my fusible appliques. They’re just randomly laid on top so you can see the neat poppies (& zinnias, etc) fabric I found last week. It was such a wild color combination I had to try it. My BF asked if I’d suddenly become a Dolphins fan, lol. All the patchwork is random & on point 5” finished squares. It’ll be approximately twin size which is plenty big enough for me (who makes those measurements anyway? Twin fits fine on my full size bed, I layer them over a bigger quilt that covers the mattress sides & box spring). It’s bigger than I normally make & I’m sure I’ll be cursing as I quilt it but I can’t wait for that part. I’m going to start with straight line quilting along both sides of the seams (with my trusty walking foot), then raw edge applique the circles & finish up filling in the solid squares with a variety of circle FMQ. It’ll be one of my most heavily quilted ones yet. I hope it comes out, I’m a little freaked by the patchwork by itself, it’s LOUD! Thanks for stopping by, happy quilting!