Just in time for the end of the month! This quilt began as 6 pre-printed blocks that were cross-stitched about 10 years ago. Yep, they've been sitting in a plastic ziploc baggie on the UFO pile for THAT long! You can read more about them here.
Now, they have become a really cute twin size quilt using some inspiration from a photo of a quilt on the internet called "Serendipity." I was really nervous about quilting this one, but I was determined to do something "custom" that I learned from my APQS classes with Dawn Cavanaugh. One thing that really stuck with me was the continuous curve quilting technique that she taught. So, that was what I tried (after convincing myself that if it didn't work out, this was a 10 year old UFO and I could give it away or donate it if I didn't like the result).
As you can see, it came out okay. Nothing fancy, perfect, (or even symmetrical) since I didn't do any marking or try any ruler work. This is just straight freehand (I probably should have tried a little harder - afterall, Dawn DID teach me better than that). Not great, but not bad either...I can live with this as my first attempt.
I already added a little label onto the bottom right-hand corner, but I have yet to name this quilt. Suggestions are certainly appreciated! This baby is now in the washing machine getting all nice and crinkly! Now, onto the next project....
Vintage Rose TilesPattern: Serendipity (internet photo, no credit given)
Quilting: free motion beginning custom
Quilting Thread: Glide white
Today, I'm linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes, 12 Finishes in 2014, Sew Darn Crafty, and Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop? Hop on over to these blogs to see what other quilters are finishing this month!