With just a few hours to spare, the Solids Quilt is done!
This was a fast top to put together, it was done during a retreat weekend with the guild (a few years ago). Then it sat as I pondered the quilting. Eventually, I decided to do a quilt pattern per shape with thread to match each colour. (Close-ups below). It was bound in a dark grey solid to frame the quilt.
Here is the back of the quilt. I almost had enough of the writing fabric for the quilt but I really really wanted to use it on this quilt, so I made it work.
And this is why I wanted to used this fabric on the back. When I quilt, I usually use the same colour thread on the top and bottom - I like the secondary design you get on the back and for this one I thought (hoped) it would be almost like a reversible quilt if the back was quiet enough.
This closeup is my attempt to show you the quilting I did. For the little squares I did a diagonal thin line (almost matchstick) quilting back and forth. On the pieced rectangles I went for pebbling. While on the solid rectangles I tried a swirl. Since the quilt was full of strong straight lines, I wanted to add some curves into the quilt's overall texture.
I hope everyone else had a good month and were able to complete their January goals for Red Letter Quilts - OMG.