Kicking back - sipping sangria on the pavement
A quick recap on what was required - buy a Trimmings pack (like the one below) and then make something, anything, it can be whatever you like, but you must use the Trimmings pack somewhere in the finished project - how easy is that.
I knew straightaway that I would be making an improv quilt, I started with the scrap of Stoneflowers fabric that came in my Trimmings pack, then kept adding strips of linen or shot cotton interspersed with the Umbrella Prints Trimmings, a smidgen of Kona Cotton in Sangria (read more here) and kept sewing.
Depending on how large the Trimmings scrap was I either kept it whole, split it into rectangles or made improv triangles. I used spray starch to keep the linen and shot cotton fabrics from stretching too much while stitching.
When it came to the quilting, I ditch stitched first to stabilise the different areas, (there are a few different weights of fabric in this quilt) then continued the improv theme with machine quilting and big stitch hand quilting. Now that I've seen the quilt hanging up I think that a bit more hand quilting is needed in a couple of areas.
The single fold binding is a dark blue linen, the batting is wool and the quilt measures 45" x 41" (115cm x 104cm).
what was left
I named the quilt: Kicking back - sipping sangria on the pavement - as a bit of a nod to the hot pink Sangria Kona cotton and the Trimmings pack which is the Pavement colourway, and it was a very relaxing quilt to make.