Last spring, my friend Jenelle of Echinops & Aster hosted an aqua and orange mystery charm swap. It was such a fun concept that I had to join and was delighted with the 28 pairs of charms that I received from her. I had every intention of jumping right into a project to use them, but somehow they ended up sitting in my cabinet for over a year.
A few weeks ago I finally pulled them out after seeing this quilt by Kristy Daum of St. Louis Folk Victorian. Basically you make a disappearing nine-patch, but use more of your negative-space fabric than colorful prints in each block. Jenelle's charm pack also included some grey prints, so I added in about the same number of grey-toned low-volume prints from my stash.
This is one of the quilts that I quilted on my mom's longarm. I just did a random squared meander, not sure if there is a more official name for it. It was fun, but straight lines and sharp turns are definitely not as easy as loops and swirls!
For the backing, I used this Lizzy House print from 1,001 Peeps and the binding is (I think) Timeless Treasures Sketch in Tangerine.
Yesterday morning when I was trying to take pictures of the quilt, I originally had Wyatt holding it while I had the camera. As you can see, he's still a little short and Jill is a master photo-bomber so I decided to switch places with him. Of course once Carson saw Wyatt taking pictures he had to do it, too. I should use them more often, because between the two of them they took the best pictures that I got!
I seem to be getting into the habit of making quilts without a plan for them, so I was beyond thrilled when one of my friends from college saw this on IG and wanted to buy it. I have kicked around the idea of opening an Etsy shop or something but thinking about it is as far as I've gotten. Maybe I should?