The equinox was yesterday (or today, depending on where you are in the world), and what better way to celebrate fall than by finishing a quilt top in some lovely autumnal colors?
My Fat Quarterly Quilt Along top is done! And I completely love it! I was a few blocks short of what was needed for the larger size, so I kind of did my own thing as far as that goes. And I know many people decided to alternate the blocks so that some seams were vertical and others horizontal. I decided to stick with the all-one-direction layout because I like the extra dose of orderliness it gave to an otherwise chaotically colorful quilt.
I'm judging my first quilt along experience to be a big success, because:
1. I completely love this top.
2. I finished it in record time–six days! Seriously, SIX DAYS. That's crazy fast for me. Obviously staying caught up with the group is a good motivator!
3. These are not really my usual colors, and I never would have done a quilt like this if not for the quilt-along. As a graphic designer, I've done some of my best work while either collaborating with others, or using parameters set by someone else. That often forced me to exercise my creativity a little more. This quilt-along made me realize the same may be true for my quilting.
(Note: I'm adding this post to Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story! Check it out!)