Here in Tennessee, we keep getting little snippets of spring weather, and then we're abruptly thrust back into winter's grasp. I know it's only January and we still have awhile before it really warms up, but I definitely think these colors are a bit of wishful thinking on my part.
After toying with different quilting ideas, I finally decided that I am who I am. I keep telling myself that I'm going to branch out on my FMQ and try another design like spirals or pebbles, but when it comes right down to it, I can't bring myself to actually put it onto a quilt. One of my favorite parts of the quilting process is the actual quilting, and I have found my stippling groove. It's fast, reliable, and relaxing. I can pretty much quilt anything in one sitting with it, which is a plus for my crazy schedule. So, I really have a hard time choosing to do something different. The other thing is, even before I knew what it was called, stippling has always been my favorite kind of quilting.
I definitely had some fun with the backing. I had plenty of scrap fabric left over, and since almost all of these fabrics were yardage cuts, and my scraps were still WOF, the bold stripes were kind of a no-brainer.
I decided to call this one Carousel Ride. The colors are so fun and it makes me think of a fair, with carousel horses spinning in beautiful, bright jewel tones. The finished quilt measures approximately 48x60.
Last week's party was fantastic. I'm not really all about the numbers game in this whole blogging adventure, but I do have to tell you that there were 84 projects linked up. Wow- just WOW! That's by far the most Needle and Thread Thursday has ever had, and I just want to say thank you for sharing, and for encouraging others!
So, without further ado- onto the awesome highlights from last week. Believe me, choosing what to showcase is no easy feat!
Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts shared her sweet cherries quilt-
Marelize at Stitch by Stitch linked up this beautiful Summer Solstice quilt-
and Snips Snippets shared this stunning quilt made entirely with shot cottons-
All I can say is, y'all are kicking it into high gear in 2014! I'm looking forward to checking out what you share this week! Oh, and by the way- please bear with me on the comments. I love looking at every single link, but sometimes leaving comments for so many takes me a while! Let's party it up!
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