Squiggles and wiggles makes me think of little toddlers running too and fro, with gleeful laughter and joy. The quilt top I’ll show you today is a bit like that too.
A couple of my quilty friends encouraged me to join in the Squiggles Quilt Along hosted by Christa Watson. The quilt along has a nice pace, and I’m happy I’ve joined in.
The fabric for my quilt was an impulse buy while shopping on a trip. I purchased a layer cake of Alison Glass Sunprint fabric at one quilt shop and her Sunprint text fabric at another. I didn’t do it purposely, in fact, I didn’t know the text print was an Alison Glass fabric until I got home.
The fabric sat on my shelf until this QAL came along. I wanted a pattern that would show the Sunprint fabric well, and this pattern was just right for that. I posted a little teaser picture on Instagram yesterday. Did you see it?
I enjoyed sewing it together, with all those bright colors surrounding me!
Here’s a photo all laid out on my bed. Can you picture all those joyful little toddlers squiggling and wiggling? I have to admit that I was like a squirmy, squiggly toddler while I sewed those little 2.5″ squares to the 5″ squares. I lost my focus often, and took quite a few breaks!
Want to see the blocks a little closer?
We were encouraged to keep the bonus triangles while we made the blocks. Did I? Of course I did! They are all nestled in a little basket, waiting to be pressed open.
Wait — Where are the Wiggles?
While I was sewing the Squiggle blocks, I realized there were gray and black pieces that I didn’t want to use in the Squiggles quilt. I set them aside until later. That’s where the Wiggles come in. I had a few left over and decided to make a fun little Wiggles mini.
It was so much fun quilting this mini. I happened to have Aurifil thread that matched all of the colors, except for the pink. The pink thread was 40 wt, the other center colors were 50 wt. Since the pink was 40 wt, I decided to use Aurifil Smoke in 40 wt for the gray fabric. I thought it would balance the bold pink (which was varigated) a bit. I stitched from one point to the other, using the colored thread first. Later I went back and added in the gray thread randomly to create a fun stitching pattern.
I did the machine quilting with my AcuFeed foot, which I love. I find excuses to use it. Haha. Here’s a view from the back.
The binding is a scrap piece of gray solid that matched well. The backing fabric is from my stash as well.
The next step for the Squiggles quilt is the quilting. That may have to wait for a bit for me, but I’m definitely looking forward to finishing it.
What have you been working on? I’d enjoy hearing about it!