The name changed on this quilt. I finished up the binding on Thursday during some waiting room time. I was calling it Summer Effervescence, but ‘effervescence’ has been replaced with ‘pop’.
Three reasons for this:
1) Bubble quilting. Super fun to do. Jeffrey said he thought I was going to loose my mind doing it, but it’s kind of addicting. Highly recommend it if you are a newbie to free motion.
2) Pop Music. The waiting room solidified my distaste for Pop Music, so the word ‘Pop’ stuck in my head.
3) Soda Pop. I actually drank not one, but two pops as we call it where I come from in one day. This is unusual for me, but we went all American and had pizza for lunch and cheeseburgers for dinner and pop is the libation of choice with these foods.
The bubbles worked wonderfully on the flannel. Pulling it out of the dryer was the most joyful experience.
I was concerned that the quilting canceled out the prints, but I actually ended up liking the effect.
By the end I certainly had my stitch length down, thank goodness for flannel, washing and drying to meld all those stitches together.
Plain ole solid binding worked out fabulously. I think this is Kona Ice Frappe.
Now I need to vacuum up the dust, and LOOK sunshine! Seattle has only had something like 74 minutes of 80 degree weather this year…polar opposite of the rest of the country eh?
I always like to do a little clean up before I move onto the next project. It might look something like this.
Pulling from the strips scrap bucket. It’s too balanced in its blue/orange. I like to go more one color or another if it’s not scrappy. Although, now that I’ve seen this wonderfulness I want to abandon it all together.
Do you have proportions of color you aim for or a formula that works for you when choosing prints?