Imprint Arithmetic Quilt
Monday, December 7, 2015
Happy Monday! Today I have a quilt finished to share, yay! I have been on a binding spree the last two weeks. I bound four quilts! This one, another I'll share next week, a gift quilt, and a quilt for my next quilt pattern. I figured while I was binding, I might as well bind them all! But back to this quilt. This is a just because quilt. No real reason or need, just a stack of pretty fabric to sew up.
I like the colors and minimal design in the prints in this collection. It's Imprint by Katarina Roccella. I had a really enjoyable time getting to know Katarina at quilt market this past Spring when she was exhibiting this collection. Knew I'd have to get my hands on it!
Almost as soon as the fabrics arrived, I cut them up! I liked the idea of using large pieces to play with the large scale designs. From far away many of the prints look almost solid, which I knew would be fun for my Arithmetic Quilt Pattern. I chose the largest square size, which I had only made once before. It goes together SO fast. I cut and pieced the top in the same day! Love when that happens.
It is a hard time of year to take good photographs of my work. The days are so short, the weather is dreary, and everything is brown and gray. We are able to steal a few minutes of light for a quick full shot though!
I sent this quilt to Melissa of Sew Shabby Quilting to have it quilted. I chose this cool modified orange peel design. I had this done on one of my Dreamin' Vintage Side Braid Quilt last year too and really liked it. I wanted something really curvy to contrast the simple geometric design of this quilt.
I didn't have enough of either of my binding choices, so I went with both. Mostly Ash Pure Elements and a bit of Silver Drops Oval Elements. I used the two strips of ovals going around a corner, and I think the result is fun!
I didn't have much time or energy to do a lot of just because quilting last year. Between finishing up quilts and step outs for the book, sewing samples from Curiosities for quilt market, and getting ready for the wedding, I felt pretty burnt out. I'm hoping to tackle more personal projects next year, and take some time to work on more long term quilting projects!