The happiest thing I did this week is finally, finally finish off the It's Complicated quilt, and I'm doing a happy dance because I'm so thrilled with how it turned out:
Wouldn't you do a happy dance, too? I am so, so happy to finally have this done. Didn't it turn out great?
This quilt is the final finish from my 2016 Intricate Stitches quilt along, which followed the colors of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to make one block per month, finished off with the center star. All of the block patterns--including the pattern for the center star--are still available on the tab at the top of this page. They have a lot of pieces, and they take a little time, but they are all make-able and each one of them would make a great quilt on it's own.
I made my quilt with all hand-dyed fabrics that I purchased from Vicki Welsh's shop in the RSC colors. The fabrics were fantastic and easy to work with. And not a single one of them ran when I washed the quilt! The white sashing and the blue frames and binding are Kona cottons, which coordinated perfectly with the hand dyes.
It's Complicated was quilted by Alycia of Alyciaquilts. She did an amazing job. The quilting is a mix of modern and traditional, kind of like the quilt. Each of the blocks has a great feather wreath that extends all the way into the corners of the block:
and the quilting on the center star is also feathers, which completely look like they're spinning into the star points:
I'm in awe. There are also some pebbles and other swirls as well as some echo quilting in the border. The quilting really, really enhanced this quilt and I just love it. Thanks Alycia!
I feel like this is the best quilt I've ever made. Okay, I usually feel that way when I finish a quilt, but I really, really love this one. And I'm pretty proud of it, too.
So that's my quilt, with way too many pictures! Hope everyone has a good weekend! This weekend is my birthday, so I have a lot of fun plans, including some fabric shopping with a friend. Hope yours turns out great, too!
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazymomquilts, and soscrappy for the RSC.