up, up and away

So, today’s quilt didn’t even have a chance at becoming a UFO. This was one of the fastest moving projects I’ve made, simply because I just didn’t want to stop till it was done. It was that fun to make.

I quilted it with a single, off-set spiral. I was really inspired by Amanda Jeans tutorial on spiral quilting. I just love the effect it gives. It’s so modern, and fresh, and adds a kind of movement to a quilt top. I had designed my quilt with this in mind.

The backing I chose was a largish golden yellow polka dot, also a basic by Riley Blake. I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this backing. It’s just so happy.

For the binding, I used a Riley Blake navy and white chevron, which picked up the navy in the gingham triangles.

As I mentioned in my last post about this quilt, this was my first time participating in a fabric challenge with the MQG. This past Monday, at our VMQG meeting, I was able to show this quilt and the hexagon quilt to our guild. Needless to say, as it was my first time participating in a show and tell, I was terrified. Thankfully I made it through. I imagine this part of things will get easier.

Wednesday, I found out that my quilt was chosen as one of 10 entries, out of 390, to be finalists in the challenge. Seriously, I was floored. I could not believe it.

Of the 10 entries chosen, 3 will be chosen in the next week for prizes. Simply making it into the top 10, when there were so many amazing entries was such an honor. Really.

I am giving the quilt to my little munchkin this week. He’s gonna love it. I can only hope he feels the happy that was sewn in with every stitch.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for finish it up Friday.

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