I started this Blue Green quilt last fall, just because. I needed instant gratification. Well, sort of, since I happily left the binding unfinished for a couple months.
|Blue Green love|
I was really in love with the green-blue combo. Within the colour scheme, except for florals, anything was fair game: solids, geometrics, tone on tone, batiks, some modern and some not so much. I like when I can use up a few of my "uglies" and make them look good!
The quilt top came together very quickly - it's a crib size - and after a little pondering, I chose the funky sunglasses-wearing dolphins for the back.
|Still not sure about the wisdom of backing a baby quilt with these slightly scary creatures...|
|You can see that I was not shooting for perfection here...|
Quilting went like a charm. I could have finished it right away, but whatever little hand stitching time I had was taken up by hand quilting this quilt, so I saved it for a
rainy snowy day.
This week end, we've been hit by a couple snow storms so with three days stuck in the house, I not only found time to finish the quilt, but I got the perfect backdrop for pictures!
|The wind... this quilt has a life of its own!|
|Gotta love Canadian winters...|
Not sure where this quilt will end up, but for now, it's in my "reserve". The finished baby quilt stack was looking a little too girly, but now, I am prepared for the next occasion where a gender neutral or baby boy quilt is required.
|The perfect backdrop|
|And I can't resist inserting a picture of the quilt roll...|
In parting, here it is after a spin in the washer and dryer:
That's my finish for February. I did not join any finish-a-long, or make any list, but with two finishes in two months, I'd say 2015 is off to a good start!
Linking up to TGIFF at the Carpenter's daughter who quilts and Finish Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.