Way back here I showed you a quilt that I made from some fabric squares I had been given. And I sewed it up really fast. There were still squares left from that project, so I thought I'd better make another quilt.
And here it is!
(I was having some trouble with the wind outside, making it a little bit difficult to photograph this quilt!)
It turned out to be exactly 10 squares by 10 squares. I had no idea there was such a perfect number of squares left, as I had never counted them.
I decided to make Quilt Number Two a little bit bigger, so I added on a green inner border and a larger, outer border from purple grape fabric. (A friend of mine said she thought the grape fabric would make it sell well. I can only hope!) BTW, I'm not receiving any money for this quilt; the money will go to my guild and Gualala Arts Center.
Here is the pieced back I made for the quilt, using some more of that same grape fabric, and a little bit of a light blue print, from my friend Harmony of Harmony Arts. The rest of it was a light green.
I tried out a few free motion quilting motifs when it came to quilting this quilt. Above you can see some swirly designs. I took a lot of photos of the quilting, but none of the designs showed up very well against the very randomly-colored quilt top.
So I took some photos of the back of the quilt. Please be kind, as I consider myself a
"constantly improving free motion quilter." That is my optimism speaking!
In the first, smaller border I did a little vine-y or leafy pattern. I kind of liked doing it. Gave me some good practice with travel stitching.
In the larger border I quilted these over-lapping circles. My inspiration for this was that SisterStitches used this design on a quilt that she quilted for me. This design was actually easier than I thought it would be, and a lot of fun to do. I'll definitely be using this design again!
I used some more of my scrappy, leftover binding pieces to finish it off. Sometimes quilts are just so darn easy to make, aren't they!?!