Guess what. I finished a quilt.
Yep, and it was the quickest I’ve ever made a quilt, from my start time to when I finished. This is partly because it’s a simple patchwork quilt and partly because I didn’t follow my usual pattern of nursing the quilt for months and working on it here and there while picking up numerous other projects along the way and distracting myself from the quilt at hand. I call that “ADD quilting.”
I used 6” charm squares from the Pretty Little Things fabric collection by Dena Fishbein to make the front, and used fabrics from the same collection for the backing. I free-motion quilted it in figure 8’s and bound it with a pretty yellow print, also from this collection. I wasn’t sure at first how a yellow print would do for the binding but now that the quilt is finished it’s one of my favorite details.
I loved making this quilt so much that I’ve got another similar one brewing. The idea of making only simple patchwork from now on is enticing! Near-instant gratification can be a sly temptress.