My newest quilt!
I would classify this as a modern quilt. The design is my own, yet I derived the idea for the blocks from here. The top picture is the front of the quilt; the second photo is the back. I blogged a little while ago about receiving a generous gift of scraps from a friend.
After I sorted thru them, I saw a grouping of brown and aqua fabrics (I circled them in the picture above) that I did not want to blend with anything else, even though I wanted to make a scrap quilt. So, I took those fabrics, made as many blocks as I could with them, and added lots of off white. I used the leftover scraps to make the binding. I really like the abstract look of this. I decided to call it eLegant Squares because of the L that is created from the formation of the blocks.
This quilt is significant for me because of two reasons: (1) the design is my own (maybe I really can create my own quilt patterns!), and (2) it is the first one I quilted on my home machine. I've blogged before about having rented time on a long arm quilting machine in the past. But I wanted to see if I could really do it on my own machine. Also, in the true spirit of a scrap quilt, I wanted to keep my costs to a minimum with this; I only had to buy batting and a dollar or two worth of fabric to finish the binding, so I spent $10 on this (not including the off white fabric that was already in my stash)!