I've finished my first quilt for 2018! This quilt was made mostly with blocks sewn by the lovely members from my 2017 quilting bee. For my month as queen bee I chose the Ripples block in saturated colours and a scrappy low volume background. I love that every single block I received contained prints I don't have, resulting in a quilt with hundreds of different pretty prints to look at.
I'm so happy with how it turned out. Despite some blocks being made with slightly off colours (e.g. peach instead of bright orange), the blocks all seem to work together perfectly. It's light and bright and scrappy, which is just the way I like it.
For the backing I chose a Cloud 9 print from the Brush Strokes collection by Holly De Groot. I had this print put aside for another project, but when I saw it while hunting through my stash, I knew that it would be perfect for this quilt. And as the old saying goes, "a quilt on the bed is worth two in the stash" (or something like that). I can always buy more fabric later, right?
I'm linking up with the Elm Street Quilts January One Monthly Goal finish and the 2018 Finish-along as this quilt was on my list of proposed finishes for quarter 1 and my specific goal for this month.