I’d like to introduce you to “Stacked.” She’s the result of me feeling like I needed to do something with my scraps. Can anyone relate?
One day back in February, I started pulling out blues and greens. I put them on my design wall and felt like a little orange was in order. I added background fabrics in shades of white, cream, beige, and tan. I stitched them together improv style and voilà! Stacked was born!
That was fun until it came time to quilt her. I couldn’t decide what to do so she sat for a while on my design wall.
When it was time to set goals for April’s A Lovely Year of Finishes, I decided it was time to finish up Stacked.
I started the quilting thinking that Stacked needed matchstick quilting. After a few rows, I decided that she needed something else! So then I tried echoing the stack of blues, greens and orange fabrics, but after a few echos, I realized I wasn’t up for doing the marking that was necessary to keep the lines straight. So then I settled on tiny boxes to mimic the randomly stacked pieces of blue, green, and orange. I added in straight lines back and forth in the stack and the negative space.
I’m still not sure this is the quilting that Stacked needed, but it’s what she’s got!
This was my first time quilting these tiny boxes. It was easy and quick, which means it might find its way into another quilt some day.