Have you been wondering where I was? Well, it's summer so we did a little camping and then I was at the Zumba Convention in Orlando Florida! What's Zumba you might be asking? Zumba Fitness is a dance based fitness class that is so fun and very effective. It's based around Latin and international rhythms and very addictive. I teach fitness classes so I really wanted to attend the convention - if you can believe it I booked my room a year ago to attend this! Lots of fun.
After I got home I was very tired, happy, but tired; so, I needed something easy to do and I grabbed the 1000 Pyramids quilt I have been working on and I finally finished hand turning the binding!
It got a little cloudy out today so I ran outside and snapped a couple shots of the quilt. I am really happy with how this turned out. I don't know why I love one block quilts so much but I really do. One block quilts like the 1000 Pyramids quilt or the Tumbler became really popular in the 30's and they hold a special place in my heart! I cut this quilt using the Accuquilt Go! Isosceles 5" x 6" die. This is another great die and perfect for using up scraps or fat quarters. I had a bunch of FQ's that I had purchased on sale and were crying out to be included in a quilt so here they are!
Here is a close-up of the quilting. I quilted this in 50 weight off white cotton thread top and bobbin in a sort of meandering wave. I took inspiration from one of the fabrics I used. See the greeny one second from the left at the top? It has green scribbles that kind of looked like that to me so I went with it! So often when I can't decide how to quilt something I look to my fabric for inspiration. I wanted to keep this an all-over pattern and, since I think this quilt has a modern feel to it, even though it is a classic block, I wanted something a little funky in the quilting.
Well that's all for now! Except to say - that I am expecting an addition to my sewing room and I am over the moon excited to get it! Sorry for the tease but I will let you in on the secret soon :-D Can you guess what it is?