When I first heard that we would be using Riley Blake basics for the challenge I set out to design something that used only my favorite basic piecing blocks aka squares, HST's and Flying Geese. I just love the way this design came alive with the scrappy look. To what we were sent for the challenge, I added some Riley Blake basics in black. I had a wonderful little bundle I got at market last spring. It worked just perfect!
I ended up quilting it with the large spiraling circle. Ever since I saw this quilt from Kati, I have wanted to try this quilting design. That was 2 years ago and I was just waiting for the right quilt to come along and this was it. I just love how the curves softens all of those lovely points.
And while I love it, I don't need to do it again anytime soon. Oh man, that is a lot of spinning the quilt and my shoulder is feeling it this morning. 8 bobbins and several hours of quilting. Good times!! But oh, totally worth it!! Don't you just love that crinkly look a quilt gets coming out of the dryer for the first time. It just says cuddle with me :)
The quilt measures 48" x 48", just perfect to snuggle a wee one in. And oh the polka-dot biniding. I just can't get enough of polka-dots!!!
So that's it. Back to Basics, my first Modern Quilt Guild challenge quilt. I look forward to many more to come :)
Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
Oh, and be sure to stop in next week, I have 3 new quilt shares that I can finally show, 2 blog hops, and 2 giveaways. Should be a fun filled week for sure :)
Linking up to Sarah's and Amanda's :)