|near the Sarasota Harbor|
Here are some shots of it hot off the frame, squared, but no binding on, one month ago on November 3:
|Isn't that branch just purrr-fect for hanging Nine Lives?!|
|That worked a bit better!|
Fast forward about three weeks and 1900 km/1200 miles south from that day, and I have the first on a fairly lengthy list of 'to-do's' while in Florida crossed off said list.
I Spy quilt.
Imagine my shock when I pulled it off Avril, laid it down on the floor to admire my work, and discovered I'd missed an entire half of an ivory star surround section!! Like. How. Suffice it to say that I was quilting under duress at this point, way too much life drama going on then.
|Can you find it?|
|I like the way this frames the stars|
|There's the texture-showing shot I want! On a bed with indirect light from a window.|
The red, 'Happy Christmas' by Northcott, is what I picked up at Alma Sue's Quilts in Sarasota this past spring in her $5/yard sale section. I probably could have pieced the yardage to make the entire back of the same fabric, but I wanted a little more interest, so I used up the green.
The label. Well both, ha.
|Had to rip the binding back on both sides to insert the Ika Print mmm! quilts label, sigh, not the first time I've had to do that!|
Pattern: Midnight Mystery by Meadow Mist Designs
Size: 72 X 71.5" (haven't washed it yet)
Fabric: scraps and leftovers, except for the Northcott on the back
Batting: Warm n Natural
Quilted: on my Avanté; forgot to write down the stitches count (or I haven't found where I did, lol)
Threads: pieced with Gütermann; quilted with Superior King Tut (and about the last quarter in Aurifil variegated as I ran out!) and also with Essential in cream.
This one will live with me; although it was not intended to read Christmas, it certainly has that air about it, and so it will add to the festive vibe in the house this month!
Linking up with
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Crazy Mom Quilts
She Can Quilt (for the finish along wrap-up) Sidenote: did you see that Leanne is one of two new hosts for the New Quilt Bloggers 2017? She and Beth of Cooking Up Quilts (who I just happened to have hugged in person!) are hosting along with Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl. Another personal connection here: Leanne used to live, not even 2 years ago, in my hometown, Edmonton, Alberta. 💞