This is the October quilt for the Bliss group of do.Good Stitches. It took me a while to get this one done (obviously since it's almost January). The block is the Lynnebobsquarepants block found here.
Part of the delay getting this done is that we were down a stitcher so I had to make 4 blocks instead of the usual 2. Here are my 4:
One of the things that makes this quilt so fun is that everyone did the blocks totally differently. My only request was scrappy with bright bold colors. Some people chose to color coordinate their block to make the design stand out like this one from Carol.
Some used a single fabric line for their blocks, like Elizabeth.
It all makes this quilt so fun to look at! I really enjoyed quilting it (which is my least favorite part) because I got to take a look at all those gorgeous scraps within the blocks.
And I learned that I rarely buy large pieces of fabric. As I was looking through my stash for backing fabrics, I found very few fabrics that were more than 1/2 yard. I don't know if that's a good or bad thing? But, I managed to find these three to piece together for the back.
What about you? Do you ever buy larger pieces of fabric? And what do you do when backing a scrappy quilt??
I put a label on there with care instructions and the name of our group.
I decided to machine stitch the binding again. This time with a zig zag stitch. I'm really happy with how it turned out except for a few small bumps.
I don't know if you can see those skipped stitches. I called my service place about this and it turns out it's because I used a Coats and Clark thread. Apparently they don't agree well with Berninas? I took out my Aurifil because it kept breaking and this is what I get with the Coats and Clark. Next attempt will be Metzler. Anyone else have these problems with their Bernina?
At any rate, I love how this quilt turned out. It will soon be shipped to Wrap Them In Love where hopefully it will bring someone lots of joy.
Quilted: by me