I'm sharing another finished quilt from 2015 today. Towards the end of the year I worked really hard to get a lot of my WIPs (works in progress) all finished up. This was one quilt top that was done earlier in the year, but it sat in my "to-quilt" pile for a long time as I decided how to quilt it.
The pattern for this quilt is called "Dashing" and it can be found in the Vintage Vibe book written by Amber Johnson (blog: A Little Bit Biased). For her book, Amber made a black and white version of Dashing which is classic and gorgeous. I love black and white quilts!
Waaay back in last January I pulled this stack of rainbow scraps and decided to make a colorful version of Dashing.
The quilt top itself didn't take me too long to finish, but I was so worried about ruining the quilt with the actual quilting. I was way over thinking it.
I fretted, and thought, and planned, and worried and then I had an epiphany. I realized that the quilt is just for ME, and I don't require it to be perfect. A finished quilt is better than s folded up quilt top sitting on a shelf. I saw this as a great opportunity to work on my ruler work on the long arm. I decided to quilt a different design in the center of each of those squares. This quilt had so much negative space to play in! I have to admit, the first border and the first row are a little rough. I made mistakes. Many. But I learned so much! And there are parts of the quilting that I absolutely love. The best part is that it's done, and is being used.
So there you have it! My Rainbow Dash quilt. Now before I go, I want to let you know who won the giveaway from the other day:
KathleenD! Congratulations Kathleen - I'll be sending you an email so check your in box. And thank you to the rest of you for entering. I read each and every one of your comments and I appreciate you all!