The anticipation of finishing this quilt has been such a motivation for me. It was always a side project since it didn't have a deadline and it was a personal quilt for myself, but I was determined to finish it up before the Christmas projects started.
For this quilt, I used every single Denise Schmidt collection fabric I could find at Joann's within this color scheme. I slowly started collecting these fabrics over a year ago in 1/4 yard increments. Every time I stepped into the store, I would swing by the DS collection aisle and see if there was anything new and snatch it up.
I knew I wanted a scrappy feel for this quilt, which the x-plus quilt pattern lends itself to nicely, but I also wanted to create a sense of order. I wasn't sure if using the oranges and yellows to highlight the plus signs would work out, but I was blown away once I saw the blocks come together.
The various shades of blues and grays also add a lot of texture to the quilt top.
The quilt back is all the scraps. I just started piecing everything together and this is what I came up with. I didn't really have much of a plan when I started, but I really love how it turned out.
The binding utilizes the orange and yellow fabrics to tie it all together. I thought about going with a solid binding, but the patterned fabric was just too much fun to pass up.
This quilt simply makes me smile. I've already snuggled under it on the couch and it is proudly displayed on my quilt rack in my sewing room.