As I’ve been working my way up to making a full sized quilt, I have been collecting my favorite fabrics and have wanted to put them together in a simple way that highlights each fabric. I had a stack of fabrics on my shelf for a while, and I loved looking at them. They were like a burst of sunshine in this very gray winter. So finally I decided– enough was enough, I needed those fabrics in a quilt to go on my wall.
So, without further ado, here is the Spectrum Quilt!
I was a little hesitant as I was starting this quilt, because I knew I wanted to try my hand at free motion quilting. I’ve never done that before, aside from practicing on a few scrap pieces of fabric, and I’m really pleased with how it came out. I honestly don’t think you can tell it was my first try.
I also was very happy with the binding. I used Heather Bailey’s jelly bean fabric in green from her Freshcut line of fabrics. This line is now out of print, and so I’m glad I scooped some of this up from the local fabric store before they sold out.
This quilt is bound for my office, where I’ve got no windows and (as of yet) nothing on the walls. It is definitely time for a shot of color to keep me feeling awake and inspired while I work. For now, though, the quilt is looking pretty good in my reading nook.