Back during the summer and again in the fall I joined in on Jessica's Mod Bento Block Swap that I talked about before here. Over Christmas I finally got all the blocks together and completed it! I thought at first that I wanted to add sashing, but then I saw this arrangement of the blocks and this completed quilt and decided against sashing. So I tried to the best of my ability to make sure that outer blocks were the same color or if I couldn't do that had a similar "feel". I also tried to alternate the lighter and darker blocks.
My daughter, Juliana, loves rainbows, and she gushed over the blocks in the middle of the quilt. This quilt is so scrappy that I thought it was a good way of complimenting the variety of colors represented. I basted a little too hastily though and got a couple of wrinkles. Darn! However, my stippling is getting slowly better, and I think I am starting to get my own technique. I quilted it in a variegated yellow thread. I am a sucker for variegated thread. It just looks so pretty on the spool.
I have a feeling 2011 is going to be the year of quilts for me, and I am super excited about it.