I finally realized that while this year I have attempted to do more than Really Random Thursday posts, and therefore have posted some WIP posts to show what I'm working on in the sewing room, once quilts are completed, they are never written about. I am somewhat caught up over at the LACL Quilt Diary, but thought I would catch up here as well. So in the next couple of days/weeks, I will be posting the quilts I have completed so far this year, 12 at current count!
First up is a set of three quilts that were started long ago (as are many that I have completed this year): Effervescence, Llama Llove and Galvanized. At first they were each quite small, more wall hanging size. But I really don't use wall hangings much so I decided to enlarge each of them to at least baby size.
Effervescence is a quilt that was started many years ago, and another one that I was determined to complete in 2022.
It began as a Scrappy Trip Around the World, which was a popular technique by Quiltville Bonnie. I tried a couple of different layouts.
Once I settled on a layout, I folded it up and put it in a box.
A few years ago I found a fabulous fabric by Robert Kaufman called Effervescence, and decided it would be the perfect border fabric for these blocks. It had a range of colors that did an ombre' effect from one selvage edge to the other. I tried to coordinate the border colors with the blocks.
Then it went to Darby.
We took a trip to Oregon in the summer of 2022, and while in Crescent City, we drove past an amazing mural that had so many colors that were in the quilt. So we stopped to get some tape and the next morning, before the business opened, we carefully taped it to the mural.
I pulled it out earlier in the year, determined to make it at least a baby-sized quilt.
Borders were added.Which meant that the backing, which I had also made several years ago, needed to be enlarged as well.
For the backing I used up more shot cottons.