OK, I lied. I couldn't wait until I had finished my friend's baby quilt before I started playing with my new solid fabrics. Especially not when I was able to pull together some colours for the 3CS Color Palette Challenge.
I made this little mini quilt, which is going to look lovely hanging in our hallway:
I started off with the little improv pieced log cabins (my fave blocks to make!) and took it from there. I machine quilted the wavy vertical lines, then added a little hand quilting to emphasise the one the butterflies are on. Then I added the buttons and hand quilting swirling lines around it. I used a pillowcase finish because I didn't want a contrasting binding, but had run out of the light green fabric.
This is the first time I have used solid fabrics, but I suspect it won't be the last. I love the look of them.