Make It Do - a Finished Quilt!

  This finish came a bit randomly - as the name of the quilt inadvertently implies. 

A little background: I rent my longarm time, and I have to rent at least two hours at a time. Most of the time, I can do two quilts in that time. This week, I was all set to do two t-shirt quilts, but there was a slight snafu with one of them. So, Tuesday night, I was faced with "wasting" an hour of quilting, or...

...I grabbed the Make It Do top, a backing that was for a different quilt, pulled together four slices of batting scraps, and voila - a finish!

I actually finished off the t-shirt quilt faster than I thought, so as I loaded up Make It Do, I decided I had plenty of time to practice a panto. I rarely do them because they take a bit longer, but even I get tired of the ever faithful loops sometimes, and this one looked like a good practice of the feathering motion. {It's Antique Lace by Urban Elementz.}

It looks awesome on the backing, a plain yellow minky.

What a surprise - haven't filled out or stitched down the label yet! The binding is almost scrappy - it's two different stripe fabrics that look like they're from the same line. I had small chunks of both of them, but luckily just enough to bind!

The fabrics are a scrappy rainbow, obviously, and the border is Chez Moi. The background fabric is a subtle dot that I also used in my Fat Quarter Quilt Along.

It does brighten up a dreary landscape! {I think we're on day #80 without significant sunshine. And we're not even on the Seattle side of the state!}

46" square

pattern: Make It Do / Porch Swing Quilts

And - gulp - I talked to a new children's boutique in a nearby town, and it will be for sale there. In public. And if it sells, the owner is willing to sell more of my quilts.

See also: Finish It Up Friday/Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop/Confessions of a Fabric AddictTGIFF/Quilt Matters, Needle & Thread Thursday/My Quilt InfatuationFinish-Along/A Quilter’s Table