Remember that never ending string of half square triangles?
Well it FINALLY turned it this! The quilt is Scrap Crystals. It’s a Bonnie Hunter quilt and can be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
I’m super happy to have this one finished. I had lost my mojo and it really stalled out.
To be honest…I likely wouldn’t have finished it but I’ve learned a little trick….Load the quilt into the frame even if I’m not really in the mood to quilt it. Then, at least that part is done…and the other thing, I HAVE to quilt it before I can get something more pressing on the frame. In this case, I had to get Lucy’s baby quilt done so I HAD to finish quilting this as it was on the frame.
To make my life easier…I had enough fabric to bind the quilt with the same fabric that I used for the border so I just used it.
This is half of the quilt….
The original quilt was in a 4 x 5 layout. I increased it to a 5 x 5 setting.
Check out my lovely brown grass.
I had a few extra blocks so I added them to the backing. It is also a batik.
I attribute two factors in this quilt coming about…
1- My friend Connie said she was thinking about making Scrap Crystals all in batiks. I loved the idea but had no batiks.
2-A blog reader gave a lot of green batik scraps. They are all in this quilt. They were the perfect size I needed.
Without these two factors, I’d likely not have made this.
The lighting wasn’t the best the day I took pictures. This is more of the true colors….all batiks.
I did some simple loopy loops for a quilting motif. I used a light variegated thread.
When I showed the quilt to Hubby…he said, “Wow, that is a lot of little pieces.” I think that’s better than his typical “cool”….right?
Betsy, Kalissa’s dog, was at our house when I was taking pictures. I didn’t take Ruby out with me and oh, she was MAD! See her in the window?? I was getting the stink eye.
So check that one off the list…It is finished! I’m so happy.