I called it "Freezer Surprise" which is a meal we have every few weeks ... when there are three fish fingers, two sausages, a piece of steak and half a loaf of garlic bread lurking in the freezer. Not enough singly for a meal so I just cook it all and put it in the table (and say "surprise!" because you know, it's a mum joke). The boys love it because it is never health food, but it's not exactly a gourmet feast. Anyway this quilt is a bit like that - random leftovers.
I used the opportunity to re-try free motion quilting with my new machine in these bumpity rows. It was good because I used lots of different colours - so tried lots of different threads. And the machine is most happy with basic Gutermann polyester! Can you believe that - after stashing all that lovely cotton Aurifil this machine finds it a bit weak and prefers the poly. I have no problem with polyester thread so will use the cotton for piecing and straight line quilting. It was a good exercise anyway, particularly on such a raggle taggle quilt.
The cat wanted to know what I was doing, but wandered off in the middle of my explanation to poop in the garden. Charming.