The quilt finishes at about 36" square so didn't take too long to finish. It was a great way to use up some strips I had left over in my favorite greens and turquoises!
I had a piece of multi-coloured batik I was saving for a rainy day so I used that for the backing and used an edge to edge loop de loop design for the quilting pattern.
Then, to go back to my traditional roots, I spent a few sessions in my sewing room piecing together a mini-quilt using left over 4-patches in a square.
I think I love the ABC fabric on the back as much as I love the 17" topper from the front!
After this, I jumped right back into modern day with my rainbow blocks! I made 80 blocks using the string-piecing method on a foundation of white tone-on-tone fabrics. The free tutorial can be found HERE.
The finished twin-sized quilt will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Halifax as part of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild charity quilt initiative. I am waiting for the batting to arrive and then will tackle the quilting, keeping it fairly simple so it will quilt up quickly and won't be too demanding for me and my domestic machine!
What am I working on today? Sewing together some of the blocks into rows for my 150 Canadian Women quilt. We are definitely getting to the home stretch. Designer Kat Tucker has given us 135 6.5" blocks so far...only 15 more to go!
I have used a free photo editing program for years to resize my photos before I put them in my blog, which allows the page to download quickly. Unfortunately, the program is now starting to charge after a free trial. Does anyone have any suggestions for another free editing program?
Just a reminder about the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival coming up in Amherst, NS, from October 10-14. Yours truly and her three fellow members of the Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet, Karen of KaHolly, Sheila of Sheila's Quilt World, and Linda of Scrapmaster, will be attending the festival and hosting our very own quilt show and sale at the Amherst Curling Club on Friday, Oct. 13 from 10-5, and on Saturday, October 14 from 10-3. Hope to see you there!
It's a great day for quilting!