I finished this quilt top three weeks ago, but it seems much longer. Graphic Nature (AKA: Graphic Second Chance Quilt) was put aside waiting for me to find the gumption to finalize the quilting design.
The graphic design still makes me happy. A little color, black, white, along with the crisp clean layout is a pleasing aesthetic to me.
I struggle on quilting this. I asked myself over and over 'how, what and why' over and over, never really getting a good answer. One idea was to stitch in the ditch around the blocks, I did. I tiny bit of free motion quilting inside the blank squares, done. Three fourths of the quilt has random width of horizontal lines, the last quarter is vertical lines much like a column chart.
I haven't played with a backing for a while, so this one got the VIP treatment. Use some fabric, use some scraps and 'make it work'! I must have turned a corner! I was ripping fabric left and right without a care in the world, not my normal practice!
The top color is Kona Ice Frappe, the middle Kona Sour Apple and the bottom is New Spray Green. Another win win on the row of blocks on the back! I've had that text print squirreled away waiting for the right project, this was it!
The black binding surprised me! I like how it frames the backing, but love how it blends in with some of the blocks on the front. You'd almost think I planned that, which I didn't!
The new bundle of joy!
You know the feeling I'm talking about! Finished, washed and folded...and done!
Truth is I'm not blown away with the quilting I did on this one. Apparently on the day of quilting, my mojo took the day off! I can beat myself up or I can try harder on the next one! Have you ever felt like that?
I was disappointed in myself for a while, but it didn't last long this time...highly unusual!