After in-person show-and-tells in the last five days at my two guilds, I'm thrilled to be doing a virtual show-and-tell today of my (finally finished) improv herringbone quilt, as well as entering it in the Scrappy Quilt category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side.
These blocks were made by members of the Great Lakes Modern Quilt Guild as part of our online challenge last fall. I had fallen in love with this block from this tutorial by Amy from 13 Spools. I suggested it to our guild and we had the 16 blocks you see here in our September raffle (I made two, hoping to increase my chances of winning!). You can probably guess what happened next--I won the raffle for the blocks! Woo hoo! I finally assembled the quilt in April and then quilted it over the last few weeks. It measures approximately 56" square.
At first glance, the quilting looks like it's just plain diagonal lines, and it almost is--I stitched a big "X" from corner to corner and then quilted "V"s out in all four directions. A subtle difference, but I like it, and it simply provides texture--I don't think it takes away from all that piecing on the front!
Thanks for stopping by! Check out the post about my second entry (in the miniature category) here.