So, what to choose for my final "A Lovely Year of Finishes" project for this year? I looked into my closet this afternoon, and saw about 9 quilt tops waiting to be layered and quilted. There are 5 more in the living room - although they're pin-basted and ready to quilt - so there's no shortage of projects to pick from!
I think that I'm going to choose my latest quilt though - maybe because it's so similar to last month's project; maybe it's because I just found a great quilting tutorial online yesterday, and I want to try it out on a quilt that isn't too big.
I had SO many strips left over from last month's quilt, and I just need to use them up and get the quilts donated. Last month, I used Terracotta Kona for the sashing and border strips. This month, I've chosen Pickle Kona - it's a great green and goes well with the floral strips. I just popped into my LQS The Marsh Store to find fabric for the sashing strips, and I not only found the green Kona, but I also found a great backing fabric (on sale too! Win-win!). I was considering a lovely soft purple too, but the backing fabric made the decision easy.
So, here's my start:
I only cut strips to go between the rows. I'll decide if I'm going to put borders on the sides when I get farther along.
I also quickly quilted a top last week - it was one of the tops that I made when I did the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge a year ago. I'll post it in a day or two...
I'm off to link up with Melissa's goal setting post.