When I finished quilting Fractured Fragments I said I was going to do some fast projects next .
The Batik Crossroads quilt is now quilted and bound and read for one of the twin beds in the guest house.
I freemotion quilted this one fast. Very fast. I did this 3-legged zig zag in each block and oriented it with the strip in each block.
This is where I distinguish blankets from quilts. I know that a lot of people get upset when someone calls a quilt a blanket. I take the word blanket as a compliment. To me it means that someone has adopted that quilt as their comfort quilt or blankie. Blankets get quilted differently than quilts. This quilt is a blanket. More accurately it's a bedspread for the guest house. I wanted it to be soft and snuggly and that's exactly what it is.
Blankets don't get Zentangle labels. I'll probably just sign this one directly on the back of the quilt.
The nice surprise is the cool texture that it giave to the back of the quilt. I think I'll be using this or some variation on some of the veteran's quilts.
That's one UFO done for the year!
Just before I started quilting this one I got 4 quilts backs ready so that I can keep rolling on some of these fast quilts.
Last Friday I ironed all of my fabrics for my Rainbow Scrap Challenge project (and more). I had intended to follow Angelas RSC project exactly as she designed it and use it for one of the twin bed bedspreads in the guest house. The more I thought about it the more I realized that it just doesn't really go with the other 2 quilts so I spent some time last night looking through my books for other ideas. I came up with these 2 quilts and since I need 2 bedspreads I'm all set!
So now I've finished 1 project and started 2 new ones.