I thought it might be fitting to ‘ring’ in the new year with a glitzy quilt!
Ha! Get it? ‘Ring’ In the New Year with a quilt of rings? I crack myself up sometimes! This is the quilt I made for the Michael Miller Glitz challenge. It was not a winner. It didn’t make it into QuiltCon… And while everyone is showing thier favorite posts of 2015, this might be my least favorite quilt of the year… It’s actually growing on me though….
For the challenge we got this little teeny tiny bundle of fat eighths of the Michael Miller Glitz line of fabric. I’m not a fan of mini quilts. I think I mentioned that before. I just don’t know what to do with them! So I don’t make them hardly ever. But when I get a mini bundle like this, I should probably think a little smaller…. But instead I ended up with this nice big throw quilt!
Even though this quilt isn’t a favorite, I learned a lot making it! I got so excited with the new circle technique I learned for my sports quilt that I decided to try it here but not using a true circle. It worked, but it got really hard for the larger rings. Once I got to the larger rings, I had to start patching together the freezer paper and it just got pretty awkward to move around and get into place. But it worked! Just more ‘challenging’ than I had planned on!
I’ve been wanting to use Debbie’s matched binding technique many times, but have kept finding excuses not to. But this time, I knew it had to be done! And it’s awesome!
It really adds to this quilt!
I decided to quilt it using a circular pattern that had to get wider and closer depending on the rings. I like it, but keep seeing areas that I could have spaced a bit differently. But overall, I totally think it works!
And the back. As you know, I don’t do a lot of quilting with black…. Maybe that’s why I’m not as drawn to this one… It seems to attract fuzz like crazy! I used every little bit of my fat eighth bundle! What I didn’t use on the front, I added into the back.
All in all, It was a fun one to make and really challenged my process. Did anyone else participate in this challenge? And the other plus about this one… I actually finished BEFORE the challenge deadline! Might be a first!
And I can finally cross this off my Finish A Long list!