Not gonna lie - I'm pretty tickled with how this little quilt turned out! This was a bit of a "wing it" type of project, not how I usually roll at all. I'm very much a follow-the-pattern girl. But I had a little picture in my mind, I went with it, and guess what? It worked!
Like I said earlier this week, I mostly made this little quilt to have something bigger to practice my free motion quilting on. This particular FMQ design is called Crybaby Meander (I think I prefer to call it "teardrop echo", what do you think?) and it is one I'd tried before and found it to flow really smoothly and naturally. I decided to quilt around the circles and not over them at all, which in the end does give a nice look and bit of puffy texture but it was challenging to say the least!
The tutorial I used for the circles is from Badskirt Amy, which I originally saw on Svetlana's blog. It was fun, easy, worked really well, and I recommend it if you're ever in the mood to make circles!
These were my very last bits of Sweetwater Hometown (oh how I loved that fabric!) and almost my last bits of Sweetwater Reunion. Two of my absolute all time faves. :)
Hey, would you look at that ~ a pieced back! Again, not how I usually roll but this time it was out of necessity as the little piece of backing fabric I bought wasn't quite big enough. It worked out for the best though because I think the pennants on the back are a fun little touch.
Finished size: 32" x 40"
Fabric: Sweetwater Hometown & Reunion, Kona Bone, unknown
small floral backing, gray gingham binding
Quilted by: me, using Aurifil 50wt cotton thread
Linking up with: Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF which is being hosted by Janice @ Better off Thread this week, and Sew & Tell Friday @ AmyLouWho