From the very beginning, the bright improv scraps paired with the black and white sketch reminded me of distorted screen images when a TV signal is messed up; and I think the oversized chevron layout just adds to that effect, so I decided to name this quilt Distortion.
I really had a tough time deciding on the backing for this one though. Sometimes, when a quilt has so many colors, the choices are just too many. I finally settled on this large floral print, and I love that it picks up the reds and yellows in the quilt. It is a Koko Lee print that I found on the designer aisle at my JoAnn, and it is really soft.
I decided on a Kona Chartreuse binding for this quilt, and I think the color is just funky enough to match the feel of all of those improv bits.
This quilt was FUN from start to finish, and I can't wait to start teaching this class. In fact, I'm going to be teaching it in June at my favorite quilt shop in Baton Rouge, Red Stick Quilt Shop. With a great variety in scraps, background fabric, and layout, I can't wait to see all of the lovely variations of this one!
I also realized that I never shared this little mini with you here. I snapped a quick Instagram photo, but I wanted to be sure that my blog friends get to see it as well. My guild president had the fantastic idea to organize a Thoroughly Modern Mini Swap with all of the MQG chapters in Tennessee (we have four- Memphis Area, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Music City/Nashville). It is such a fun way to connect across our state! I decided to dive into my aqua scraps, and make a structured improv argyle mini for my partner. The finished mini is 18 inches square. I can't wait to mail it to her!
We have one last piece of business to attend to before we link up, and that is to choose the winner of the fun fat quarter bundle from Fat Quarter Shop! Comment number 78, delaineelliot, is the lucky winner. Congratulations! I'll be contacting you by email soon so I can get your shipping address!
Okay then! Time to check out some of the beauties that were linked up last week. I had the privilege of seeing this oh-so-gorgeous Wavelength quilt in person at our guild sew-in, made by my friend Lori at Crossquilt.
This Lone Starburst quilt by QuiltFabrication is such a neat version of a Lone Star quilt!
and I would be remiss if I didn't include this stunning Anna Maria Horner Epic Medallion finish by Quilty Habit. Just WOW!
Y'all keep me inspired each and every week, and I can't wait to see what you share this week. Let's party!
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