Size: 47" x 55"
Pattern: Happy Hour by Elizabeth Hartman
Fabrics: see below
Piecing: pieced with 50 wt Aurifil thread
Quilting: FMQ with a 40 wt off white Aurifil thread.
From top to bottom: Indigo oakshott cotton, turquoise ovals (Juggling Summer), paisley in lime (Chicopee), Indigo plumage (Cuzco), voltage dot in black (Chicopee), heatwave stripes in lime (Chicopee), Midnight sky birds (Simple Marks by Malka), dotted leaf in lime (Chicopee), Indigo citadel (Cuzco). The background fabric is Gray tweed texture (Mod Century)
Here's the front:
Sewing curves for each of the blocks was time consuming but really not too bad. The blocks were pretty forgiving and once the rectangles were assembled it was trivial to put together the top.
And the back:
I changed up the pattern for the back. I wanted it to look like floating pills. I couldn't resist throwing in the one backward block. I love the mod century tweed fabric. It is the perfect neutral.
Here are some details on the quilting and the binding. I got fancy and made it look the half pills on the back are continuous by piecing it into the binding.
Free motion quilting with the 40 wt Aurifil was so fun. It really shows up nicely on the dark fabrics. The texture from this quilting is so yummy.
There was a lot of fabric leftover which is great because I am not done with mixing lime and blue. I'm slowly making my way through EH's Modern Patchwork book. I made her roller rink quilt last year.