At the Fat Quarterly retreat back in June 2014, I registered for a class with Amy Smart for a quick pieced quilt top. Although I had the little scrappy blocks pieced in no time, I could not seem to get myself organized to piece the rows on point and to add the little (already cut) triangles to the end of each row. All it took was a day at home over the Christmas break and this pretty was done!
I absolutely love it. I wish I used a wider variety of strips for strip piecing to give a more scrappy appearance to the tiles. That said, I love how the colors sing together and one doesn't dominate. I choose to use two Denyse Schmidt fabrics on the borders - the aqua one finishing at 2 inches wide and the plaid will finish at 3 inches wide. They give it a bit of a retro vibe.
Now, I live in Galway. It's not known for it's glorious weather, but is instead associated with insane wind, sideways rain and cloud cover. The day of this photo shoot was suitably challenging. I leave you with the out-takes. I'm off to sort out a back and get it on the frame for quilting! Woo hoo!