Boy, does it feel good to get these unfinished projects crossed off the list! This one goes back to April - I first posted about it here. It was my first time using a jelly roll, and my first time using the strip tube method. The top came together really quickly, then I stalled out. I wasn't loving the brown/blue scheme and I think that's the biggest reason why I set it aside. Other more colourful things to work on!
Yet here we have it, a finished quilt! I was very fortunate in that I was one of two winners of a giveaway on Chelsea's blog, to have her long arm quilt this for me! We talked about a few different ideas, and in the end I just let her decide and I love it. I think she did a great job and it is just so FUN. Echoed triangles in varying densities, with a little swirl in the middle of each, and along each of the long vertical edges, pebbles. Some are SO teeny, and all look perfectly round.
I hummed and hawed about what to do for backing fabric. I really didn't want to go with brown, so I looked into many different options, even considered using a sheet, but in the end I decided to stop resisting and managed to find someone on Etsy who had 4yds of the beige pin stripe from this same line, so that's what I went with. I still don't love brown, but in this context, it's growing on me a bit!
And finally, the binding. Since I was using Kona Snow for the main background colour, I didn't want to use the jelly roll strips that were very light in colour for the triangles. I set those aside to use for the binding and it worked out great. A little variety around the edge, and it all blends so nicely.
The quilt finished at about 48" x 66" which is just great. The other two quilts I'd made for our living room are a bit on the small side and don't get used very much. This one is just about the perfect size. And even though I still don't love the colours, I think we're going to keep it!