Also as usual with these retreats, I overestimated how much I would get done (even assuming no illness), but at least I had lots of bits to choose from. This quilt was one of the first projects I tackled, and I'm so very pleased to have it done!
This WIP dates back to 2012! I won the blocks in a block lotto at VMQG, and pieced the top shortly thereafter. One seam was a bit foofy and I planned to unpick it but that's where progress halted. Then I came to my senses, and put the project on my 2013 Finish Along list for Q4.
I quilted it with a leafy, viny motif...
and added some flowers on the ends, with a nice big sun for some sunshine.
It's called Reading in my Garden because those stacked strip blocks really do look like books, don't they? The quilt measures about 57" by 53" and I think it will go in my daughter's room.
Hooray for longtime projects getting finished up! Stay tuned for another finish or two. I was productive!
even with being sidelined with your cold the first night, you got an amazing amount of things finished! This one looks great! Hope you are feeling much better now!ReplyDelete
The quilting really makes this one - great use of the negative space!ReplyDelete
wahooo!!! good for you! it looks fantastic.ReplyDelete
i got all inspired by this block lotto, and cut a TON of strips. but that's as far as i ever got! they're all in a ziplock baggie, and every once in a while i steal a strip or two out of it for another project, but one day....
A cold never comes at an opportune time, but to get in the way of a quilting retreat? Now, that's just wrong! Lovely quilt!ReplyDelete
Indeed they do look like books. It's fun and colourful!ReplyDelete
Fantastic Felicity! I was following along on IG and was amazed what you ladies were all getting done. Is this the one with the just too short binding???? ;)ReplyDelete
Really wonderful. I love the colors and your quilting on it is just perfect for it.ReplyDelete
Yes, you were productive! Love how this turned out. Miss you!ReplyDelete
Love the way your title unites the quilting and the piecing, a lovely quilt.ReplyDelete