This quilt was made with blocks from the ladies of the Stash Bee, Hive #3 group back in February. I asked for modern bargello blocks, you can see the original tutorial I asked everyone to follow here. Somewhere along the way a commenter said the blocks reminded them of waves, so I decided to name the quilt "Seismic".
This quilt had a rocky road to completion. First I attempted to sash it with yellow, but it just wasn't right. Then I cut apart the yellow sashing and inserted dark denim fabric, leading to the uneven yellow strips which I decided I loved. Then I decided to try to quilt it with Amanda Jane's honey comb quilting, but ran into major distortion and wrinkling. It sat as a UFO for a few months, but finally I picked out the mistakes and finished it!
I wasn't in love with this quilt until I quilted it and got the binding on. The quilting and that red binding made this quilt for me! It's quilted with a grey thread in straight lines with some large overlapping circles added at the end.
This is a big quilt. Something like 80" x 87". I am planning to keep it and add it to the rotation of quilts that go on my bed. I went with a pieced back again. Even using IKEA fabric that measures 60" wide I had to add some to the side. I chose the music fabric because the waves on the front kind of reminded me of sound waves, too.
The strip on the edge contains a couple of extra blocks and some soft grey polka dot fabric. I like the back of this quilt almost as well as the front.
Thanks ladies for all your great blocks!!
Linking up to Finish it Friday.