Guess what? Friday has rolled around once again, and you know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! I hope these beautiful spring days have inspired you to be creative - I can't wait to see what everyone is working on! So let's get started!
Last week I showed you my linen quilt top...
Well, yesterday I loaded it up on the quilt frame and finished it up!
I had so much fun quilting this! I thought about doing a geometric pattern, but in the end, preferred to just "doodle" all over it!
It's a long way across the quilt when you are doodling - takes a good bit of time! Fortunately, I had a day with no other obligations, so I just parked myself at the frame and quilted for six hours!
This picture not only shows the quilting, but also shows the colors really well.
I was so excited to take it off the frame, I jumped right into the binding so it would be FINISHED!
And here it is, in all its glory - Hygge Sparkle Pop!
Now let me explain about the name. I gave you the definition of 'hygge' last week - and some of the fabrics have metallic threads woven in them (which do not photograph well), hence the 'sparkle'. The 'pop' comes from how I felt the day I started working on this quilt - my first day of yoga in several weeks, and lots of my joints were going 'pop'! My husband said I sounded like Rice Krispies (you know, snap-crackle-pop?) and that got stuck in my head. Plus it has some pretty pops of red in among the softer colors. Hence the name Hygge Sparkle Pop!
And now for lots of texture shots...
For once, it was not too windy....
...and the light outside was perfect!
It had just finished raining a little bit before I took these pictures, and it was still just a little overcast, but brightening nicely.
It was just the right amount of light to show off the quilting. Hooray!
Good heavens, I took a lot of pictures!
Oh well, sorry/not sorry! Here are some stats about this quilt...
Hygge Sparkle Pop
Created from a fat quarter bundle of Essex yarn-dyed linen, 20 fat quarters in the light color way.
A postage-stamp quilt made with 2" finished squares, finishing at approximately 60" x 70".
Hobbs Tuscan washable wool batting.
Graffiti (wild) quilting, as taught by Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps.
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?
(I'm linking up with Michelle's Creative Compulsion linky party today - come join me!)
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you do a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you,
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.
Hope to see you there!