I have been busy lately drafting and finishing up some patterns and tutorials which means lots of computer time and less sewing time. After working on the patterns for a long time my eyes started to cross with all of the quilty math and I had to break away. In my sewing room, I could have continued working on my many already in progress quilts, but I really felt like playing.
I took the scraps from the double/queen sized quilt I am working on for my son (tentatively named Sea Star), here is some blocks laid out but not yet sewn together...
... and free pieced them into small quilt top (about 13" x 18"). My husband said that it looked like a 70's basement (I was not sure if that was an insult or a compliment).
I decided to do some matchstick quilting using a light grey Aurifil thread after being inspired by some matchstick quilting by Winding Bobbins. I started by marking a straight line in the middle of the quilt and quilted out from the line using the outer edge of my walking foot (so the lines were about 3/8 of an inch apart). I then quilted a line between each of those lines and then finally quilted a line between the lines again.
I really like how the mini looks without a binding so my plan is to try facing this quilt instead of binding it. Hopefully I'll have a finish to show on Friday.
I'm linking up to Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart Quilts, Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.