Last month I decided to do a really good clean up of my sewing room. I went through every bin and box and found all sorts of things that I had forgotten about.
One of the work in progress projects I found was an art quilt my son had started about 10 years ago. He was going to make a quilt based on a photo of the Charles Bridge in Prague. He had gotten as far as making the sky and then lost interest in making the project.
Fast forward ten years when I found the wavy pieced sky of neutral fabrics. I chopped it up into 6.5" squares then added corners to each block with fabrics pulled from the scrap bin.
I used this Mendocino print for the backing.
I quilted it with a serpentine stitch on the diagonal, adding soft waves and texture to the quilt.
Adding a scrappy binding made from remnants of bindings from other quilts makes this a truly scrappy quilt.
I'm glad someone snapped this photo last night at our LA Modern Quilt Guild meeting, because it's the only photo of the finished quilt that I have. I donated this quilt to a local charity for homeless new moms.
Pattern: Scrappy Bow Tie
Fabric: all scraps
Batting: Warm and White
Backing: Heather Ross Mendocino Swim Class in Orange
Thread: Pieced with Aurifil 50wt.
Quilting: by me on the Bernina 820 using Connecting Threads Essential 40 wt. Light Grey
Size: 36" x 48"
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday.