First of all, a Stacked Books boy quilt. This one was made on impulse, and I thoroughly enjoyed making it.
When I chose the fabrics for the 'books' I was thinking of Kona Aqua for the solid background, but decided on impulse to use Turquoise instead. I started my quilting journey ten years ago by working in a local quilt shop. I learned so many good things about quilting during that part of my life, but I also picked up on matchy-matchy notion. It's a real challenge to just leap out and follow my instinct when putting together fabrics that don't really go. It's these fabrics that clash when you just lay them out together, that give the finished quilt depth.
I quilted in straight vertical lines with light aqua thread...
and backed it with this yummy Valori Wells Birds flannel. And it came out of the dryer very wrinkly and squishy soft.
And now for the finished Football Quilt.
Quilted in straight lines. Looking at the quilting pattern on the back, it reminds me of a football field with ten yard lines, etc.
I like the happy primary colors.
And here's a peak at the back, including the hand embroidered label with the baby's name. (I hope no one will be able to steal the baby's identity from the last three letters. Quilters have such a bad reputation for this.)
Now, time to dive into a new project!