Another finish! Well, the top that is.
However, that was my goal when I brought this project with me this year, to make the top. I will quilt it on my Avanté sometime in April or May once I'm back home in Kingsville. I've already got a potential all-over design in my head, and yup, it's one of Angela Walters' from the Free Motion Quilting With Feathers class I took on Craftsy. Still, I may do something a little different in each of the block centres, the squares of brown floral theme fabric. This quilt is BIG, measuring 82.5 X 98.5". Notice how it hangs right to the floor at the bottom of our bed, and it's tucked under the pillows too!
At this point, I'm not a fan, nor will I be rushing out to make another. But that could change once I quilt it. However, I have enjoyed making three quilts using this similar method: the yellow floral "Sunny Days" quilt, which was a Bunny Hill design, and the red, green and brown "A Dent in my Stash...maybe?!" quilt from that same post, Jan. 14. That pattern was a freebie at a quilt show in Edmonton from a cute shop in Saskatchewan. I pulled fabric from my stash only, making myself work with what I had. It was fun!
Here are the pictures (some from previous posts) of this quilt, which is, as yet, nameless:
value in quilts. I hadn't sewn the blocks together yet, and row 5 is not in this picture.
Book It method of construction, and how to set up the paired blocks once seams are sewn, ready for pressing.
Oh! A plug for another LQS: I bought the 20 fat quarters, the border fabric and the book at Cotton Patch Quilt Shop here in Sarasota. Laura and Tim have a great shop, with three wonderful Bassett Hounds. Each year on January 1, she has a fat quarter sale, and it was at one of those that I bought the fabric and book for this quilt -- I'm going with maybe only 2 or 3 years ago? Not as bad of a blast from my quilting past as SOME of these 26 projects I've brought. . . . The fat quarter in the "Sunny Days" quilt and the Bunny Hill pattern (I love her stuff) were from yet another fat quarter sale of hers. Okay, I'll 'fess up: the "Sunny Days" quilt fat quarters were from Jan. 1, 2008 sale.