|The sun was going down so I had to snatch this picture before he binding was put on.|
This is my version of Amanda Jean's "Up Up and Away" quilt from her book "Sunday Morning Quilts." You can read more of the details on this quilt in its WIP post here. The idea was to use up all the small triangular bit of fabric I had in my scraps, particularly the 2.5" triangles trimmed off when making binding.
|Slowly emptying the triangle jar|
It's interesting to see so many of my fabric choices over time together in one quilt. It is pretty representative of my preference when buying, and the state of my stash: Mostly bold, saturated colors, lots of solids, heavy on the blues and greens, precious little pink or purple. Almost every quilt I've ever made is represented here. As I was quilting it I began to remember what project each patch was from. I can hardly believe I have been quilting for over 3 years.
I opted to quilt it with a grid due to the many seams, using my walking foot as a guide to stay about a 1/4" away from the seam lines. It seemed only appropriate to bind with all the leftover bits of bindings from previous quilts. I last did this with the Double Irish Chain quilt (which, incidentally, went to a new home over Christmas) but I had built up quite a bit more since then.
I loved the patterns in Sunday Morning Quilts and this one was so much fun to make! I can't wait to start on the next one :)
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