This quilt wasn't planned. I had so much fun, and such a pleasing finish with Scraps of Calm, the May quilt at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework's Scrap-a-Palooza, and, let's be honest, still lots of blue scraps, that I decided to make the September 16-patch quilt. I had thought I would most likely donate it to the seniors' residence across the street from our Kingsville home. Then, I spoke with my Uncle Bob, my dad's brother, who is in his 80s, and is himself living in a seniors' residence in Alberta. He told me how cold it gets in his room due to the glass in the windows not being of good quality. My aunt told me that he likes to sit in his chair and look out the window, and that is where he feels the draft. I immediately thought that this quilt needs to go to him. ASAP. He likes blue, too. So it was meant to be.
|Finished! Laid out on the lawn before washing.|
|Here is what it looked like at the half way point|
If you check the top picture, the swirls are not bothersome, and that was before washing, so I was already happy. Yesterday I stopped in at Alma Sue's Quilts after yoga to buy
Here it is all laundered and cuddly!
|Don't worry; I kicked off the spider web before tossing it over the viburnum hedge|
The signature secret in pretty much every quilt I make:
|Can you see his initials? There's a B easily visible on the right in a light green square. The J is more difficult to see, but it, too is on a light green square, but on the left.|
Size: 46.5" square (it shrunk 2" between quilting and washing, and that is even after I pre-shrunk the flannel, voice of experience here)
Pattern: September Scrap-a-Palooza 16-patch quilt
Fabric: scraps from my stash; backing is a Henry Glass flannel; binding an unknown cotton solid
Threads: Sulky Blendables 30 wt; Madeira Polyneon 40 wt; Aurifil 50 wt
|Another shot of it spread out; hmm, the front grass is a lot drier than the back!|
I am linking up with TGIFF this week hosted by From Bolt to Beauty, such a cool name for a blog! And also with Confessions of A Fabric Addict, and with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday, the first time for this linkup for me. And, last but not least, I am linking this finish up with Cynthia, since it is her pattern for her new linky party, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.