TGIFF – Mood Ring Moodiness
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a finish with you. I know. You can slap me harder later–I’ll probably enjoy it way too much! Today I had to deal with a building development person (who will remain unnamed) who tried to convince me that the floor boards that his team installed in our apartment, then damaged with scratches and water, then admitted they sanded in an attempt to rectify, are still considered brand new. WHAT. Despite them now being a different colour, and having a non-factory applied top-coat sealer, yes, I am to believe they are still brand new. Oh, the words that were exchanged during that phone call.
But it all fell on
deaf dumb ears. Now it looks like I’ll be adding “seeking legal advice” to my things to do list. You can see why I felt that today needed to be the day to finally unveil this Mood Ring quilt, because I am in a mood of all moods! While I type this, I’ve got a scotch in one hand, and could turn Elsa to a frozen ice sculpture with a single stare at this moment!
Okay, breathe. Whew. That’s why this quilt is so great though; it is so colourful on the front, and dizzying on the back, you can’t stay angry for long while looking at it! I wanted to show you this finish back in January, but it was designated as a wedding gift for a dear friend, so I had to keep it under wraps. Now that she’s gotten hitched, and declared her love for this quilt (and I suppose her husband!), I can finally unveil it again to the world. This is probably one of the more technically “modern” quilts I have made due to the solids, and geometric shapes throughout.
The single eight-inch unfinished block this quilt is constructed with is super easy to make, and I hope to have a tutorial for it up soon. It’s basically just a square with a border, then cut across the two diagonals, with the four resulting pieces sewn back together with other colour combos. However, I’ll be sure to get you some exact measurements as soon as I can! (I’m off to China next week for work, so please be patient with me). The backing fabric is Minimalista by Art Gallery, which serendipitously reflected the same pattern! The quilt is approximately 70″ square.
Mood Ring was quilted by Gemma of Pretty Bobbins using an edge to edge design and Aurfil thread. This design was somewhat accidental, however, I believe everything happens for a reason, so I am quite pleased with it! She is always such a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend her skills and effervescent personality! I also made sure to include my glitter-flecked binding, as no Molli Sparkles quilt would be complete without it. Mr. Sparkles really wanted me to keep this one for our house, but that just means it made an even better gift to our friend.
This Mood Ring quilt was assembled from a half yard bundle of Riley Blake Design Solids that was curated by me as a blogger bundle for Kim Simpson of Simpson & Scarlett. I’m sure if you go ask her nicely she can still sort you out with one! The colours I used are seen below from top to bottom: Navy, Rouge, Pear, Lilac, Aqua, Lagoon, Bluebird, Vintage White, Coastal Blue, Daffodil, Cayenne, and Purple. This picture shows them really true to their colour, and they are a joy to work with.
Okay, I’m in a little bit of a better mood after writing about this, but also not really, too! Sorry for being moody-Molli, but sometimes you’ve just gotta tell it like it is. Too bad my own powers of persuasion are sometimes not so convincing. That being said, I’m now off to sharpen my claws.