I took the quilt out to the front porch to take some photos. After two weeks of no snow and very grey skies, mother nature decided to bring back winter with some snow. It's still pretty grey though so I had to brighten the photos.
My Allison Glass fabric is from the "Hand Made" collection. It's been in my stash for a couple of years and it was high time I used it. I was really happy when Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl decided to hold an Allison Glass Challenge and link up and challenged us to make something with our Allison Glass fabrics. Because the fabrics in this collection are fairly large scale I decided to use simple 15" square plus blocks to show them off. The background fabric is a Kafe Fasset Shot Cotton. It looks yellow on many computers but it's really a yellow/green. The backing is an Amy Butler fabric Dew which is part of the Forest Line, if I'm reading my selvedge correctly.
I used my walking foot to quilt organic wavy lines, lengthwise down the quilt. The batting is a very thin cotton, thinner than I would like. My local quilt shop recently closed (insert sad face here) and I am still figuring out the battings at the alternative shop across town. It's not a exactly a quilt shop. It's more of a cheap junk shop that also sells tons of fabric some of which is quilting fabric. The material is not well organized and there is little in the way of customer service, but they do have some good fabric and I managed to find my backing fabric there.
This finish is my first finish of the 2017 FAL first quarter. The original list is here and the button is in the side bar. It's also my OMG for January but I missed the deadline for posting the initial goal. I'm linking it up with Yvonne (Quilting Jet Girl) for the Allison Glass Challenge link up. I'll also link up with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday because this quilt has been my main crush for a while, and with Finish it Up Friday which is hosted at Summer Lee Quilts this week. Now if only we would get some sun.