Here we have the first quilt that I started AND finished in the same year! And it's only August. And the fabric was free (thank you Robert Kaufman Fabrics!). And this is a do-over. Go figure.
This quilt was made for my local Modern Quilt Guild's Kaufman Kona challenge (a few months ago!). We were each given one charm pack in the brights colourway and told to make a solids-only quilt. No prints and (I think) just one colour for the background.
It. Was. Tough.
I love Kona and the variety offered but man that's a lot of colours in one little charm pack. The mix of primary's and, what I would consider, pastels was a real challenge for me (that's the point, right!). I tried so hard to come up with a design that used all the colours but couldn't do it. In the end, I left out the 3 purples, a couple primary greens, and a pink. Oh, and the white charm.
The background and binding is from my stash - Kona bone, I think. Perhaps not the most wise choice, considering I was thinking baby while making this. The quilt is backed in some random print from my stash. I'm sure there was a name on the selvage but I forgot to read it before tossing the scraps. I love the cirlcey-dotty nature of the print. Pretty.
Fabric: 1 Kona charm pack in the brights colourway, 1.5 yards Kona in bone.
Batting: Warm and White
Thread: pieced with Aurifil 50wt in off-white, quilted with Mettler 40wt in off white.
Backing: Some random print from my stash
Happiness Level: Surprisingly good!
I wish that charm packs were available in the colourways of the fat quarter solids bundles. I'd have a use for those.