last week, i was in dire need of some sort of creative distraction from my holiday sewing obligations. you know, it was one of those "grass is always greener on the other side" type of situations. starting a new project seemed so much more fun than finishing up christmas gifts. so i designed this little city/state embroidery motif using kona snow as the background. super simple, super me.
and yesterday it became a fun little mini quilt!using a kona cotton and coordinating designer cottons, i improv pieced a little border and set the block in my new favorite fabric--essex! right now i am totally drawn to neutral quilts with lots of negative space for the eye to rest. love, love, love! i went back and forth trying to decide what sort of quilting pattern would work best with this mini quilt -- meander, straight-line, etc. in the end, i settled on a simple straight-line design. the BF so nicely pointed out the quilting looks like a corn field and we have lots of those in iowa!
this is by far one of my favorite quilting finishes to date. i think it's the combination of a simple design and neutral color scheme that my overall style seems to be drawn to lately. plus, it was so fun to dabble in a bit of hand embroidery!