Making this quilt was all about being in my happy place: scraps, improv, negative space, asymmetry. The process took quite a bit of time. There was lots of arranging and rearranging on the design wall, lots of trimming and adding strips here and there, and some time with the seam ripper. Even the negative space is pieced improvisationally, using scraps. This kind of process is relaxing to me, almost meditative. I made this quilt for myself, exactly the way it pleased me, and I love how it came out.
The quilting is a simple spiral using a walking foot, and I love the depth it adds to the quilt. I placed the center of the spiral in the midst of the cluster of log cabin blocks. It radiates outward, throwing out blocks
along its path.
I picked a light blue and white DS Quilts print for the binding to keep the attention on the center of the quilt.
I was so happy to have a beautiful, sunny autumn day to take some pictures of this lovely quilt. I'm looking forward to the day when my boys will be big enough to be quilt holders for me. I'm prepping them now for photo shoots around town. For now clips and trees play heavily. It works.