No, that isn't my borg designation but the number of tops I've turn from my ufo pile into finished this week! Hooray for me.
This top was something I put together when I had flu last month. As my brain wasn't really working very well, but I still wanted to sew every now and again, I started looking in my oddments pile. I had a few jelly roll strips left over and started adding all sorts of other bits and pieces to the mix, all sorts of colours and patterns.
I went for simple piecing so I didn't have to think too hard and to be honest I didn't feel this top at all. When I got a bit better, my reaction was "what the hell was I thinking" but with more colourful words!
I pieced the leftover bits into little blocks for the back and then this week went looking for something to go with them. I couldn't resist the orange. It seemed to lift it all. I have to admit, I love orange. I've even put it on walls before which is why I had this in my stash. Its even brighter that the pic in real life.
The orange did something magical - it made me like the top. Even if you couldn't see it somehow I knew it was there.
I just did really simple loopy free motion quilting for this one and it only took about 1.5 hours. The more I quilted, the more I liked the top. And it got a name "Tropical Crush".
My crappy flu quilt is now one that makes me really happy. Yay for orange!