Can I just say how much I ended up loving this quilt?? Well, I really love this quilt!
I had been hoping to get the top pieced together before my parents came to visit in August, and in the end I had everything but the hand sewing done before they got here — the label and the binding — and I finished that before they left, so they were able to take it home with them. But not before I had the usual photo shoot. I’m sure they thought all the furniture moving just for photos of a quilt was pretty crazy!
I debated for quite a while over how to do the quilting. I considered doing straight-ish lines like I did for the pair of mosaic quilts I made earlier this year, but in the end I just felt like that was too static. I wanted something that would draw your eye around the quilt and all the different colors, but I didn’t want it to be too busy or too overall a pattern, like stippling, that didn’t relate to the mosaic aspect at all.
So, I finally settled on some orderly wavy kinds of lines, and I so totally loved both doing this quilting and the final effect of it. Love it, love it, love it.
In the end, I couldn’t think of anything better to name it other than “Groovy,” since groovy it is.
I thought when I had been laying this out that I had looked at all the colors a million times (there are over 100 different colors in this quilt), but I really had fun sewing the pieces together as well. Sometimes I would pick up the next two pieces and be surprised at what a fabulous combination the two unlikely colors made.
If I ever need some color inspiration, I’ll definitely have to look back at this quilt!
My mom loved it and it is already hanging in her family room!