Rainy With a Spot of Sun
I so rarely have names for my quilts, but when I looked at this one in these photos, I thought of a rainy cloudy day, and obviously one bright spot of sunlight! So it will be called 'Rainy With a Spot of Sun"!
I have such grand ideas of giving each of my quilts a name, but somehow it, never seems to happen. maybe I should make that a goal for 2014? haha, there are much greater goals that I should be attending to first...
About this quilt:I used the 'Slab Method' from Sunday Morning Quilts. The whole top is made from my scrap pile (plus a few bigger pieces). Using this Slab Method makes it so much easier to put together a random looking quilt like this. Basically, they have a diagram of how big each 'slab' should be (they're all different sizes, but fit together perfectly). To make these slabs, you sew together smaller scraps till you reach the sizes specified. Make sense? Well you should buy this book anyways!
It was a great way to use up lots of scrap fabric fast! Looking at the quilt top now, I think I'd choose slightly less contrast between the two colors. The pink really stands out, which is kind of cute, but I'd prefer something more understated.
I backed it with a voile again, and tied it with sparkly pink yarn. So fun, and that super squishy softness you can only get with a tied quilt!
Dimensions: 51"x60", so just perfect for a lap quilt or toddler bed.