Friday has really been Finish it up Friday around here. This is the second finished quilt in 2 weeks. (No, I haven't shown you the finished Monkey Wrench yet.)
Magenta was started in April 2013 as a RIMQG challenge. We were each given a crayon as a starting point and I got magenta. When I worked in my cousin's photo lab in high school, we had a customer who always complained that his prints were too magenta. We heard "It's magenta, Don" every week.
I started with a yard of dahlia print from my stash- the only thing that matched my crayon color- and went from there. The only fabrics I needed to buy were the border and backing.
As I searched for a pattern to showcase the large print, Camille gave a sneak peak of her Sweet Life quilt from Simply Retro. I couldn't wait for the book to arrive, so I drafted my own block. My blocks are smaller than Camille's to suit the amount of fabric I had.
I thought about doing some custom quilting on this, but I just couldn't decide what to do in those large octagons. So I went with my go-to free motion loops. I was totally in the zone and finished the quilting in just a few hours.
I wasn't sure about the dark brown binding, but I didn't want to spend any more money on this piece. I had just enough brown thread to hand stitch the binding. Don't you love the grapes on the back?
It's Magenta, Don!
53" X 66"
Started April 2013
Finished October 2014
Inspired by Camille Roskelley's Simple Life