Over the holidays when trying Craftsy classes (it is so nice that I can watch the videos at home by my sewing machine at 11pm when I get the urge to make something) I signed up for the Creative Quilt Backs by Elizabeth Hartmen. I loved her class, and decided to also sign up for her Inspired Modern Quilts class. This quilt is a mix from both classes.
For what I am calling the front of this quilt, I followed her directions for the Scattered Squares quilt from Inspired Modern Quilts. I had 3.5” blocks leftover from my Gradations quilt and decided to go with that. I went with the suggestion of getting a design wall (well I taped some batting to my wall) instead of laying things out on the floor this time. (Sidenote: I love the design wall and actually ended up making myself a real one the next week!)
For the back, I used some scraps from the Gradation Backing and from my stash along with some techniques and tips from Inspired Quilt Backs to make my first pieced quilt back. I love how it turned out – especially as this could be a quilt a top it is so fun.
For the quilting I used a design called Atomic Squares from Angela Walters book Free Motion Quilting. It was fun to try out a new design, especially on a small project. I love the way it looks with the squares on the front of the quilt.