Strips and Squares Everywhere
This is a finish that was 4 years in the making! It got its start during an online bee on Flickr, and (EDITED) continued to a second bee that I was in that year. Everything began with The Maple Leaf Bee and continued with Sew Buzzy. Both bees were the kind where the Queen Bee sends out fabric to the other members of the group with instructions for what we'd like. I loved the look of Kaffe Fassett's Jewel Squares quilt, with squares of differing sizes all working together so that's what I asked everyone to make with my fabrics (Spa by Rosemarie Lavin plus one print from Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt and Kona solid in White).
I got my blocks back but the project stalled because I needed to make a lot more blocks to get a decent sized quilt.
Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Wife layout with the strips in between blocks.
I quilted it on a longarm in a simple, organic loopy loop pattern that I like for its simplicity of execution, not to mention how quickly it gets done. I used a lime green thread and I love how it looks!
Final size - pre washing - is 60" x 72", a double-ish size that covers the top of our queen size mattress with a small amount of overhang.
Bound with scrap strips and backed with some groovy IKEA fabric and some leftover fabrics from the front. I'm so happy that this is done - I feel a lot lighter for having it off my Finish Along list!
It looks great Felicity! Congrats on the finishReplyDelete
What a great finish! It is reminiscent of Jen's Gypsy Wife. Such pretty colours too!ReplyDelete
It's amazing! Some f the blocks came from the maple leaf bee too, I can see the two I made :)ReplyDelete
You're right, Valerie!! I totally forgot, it was so long ago! Edited to correct my oversight - thank you! And thank you for your blocks! :)Delete
Well done! It's a great quilt--I loved seeing it at the guild the other night.ReplyDelete
Congrats on the finish. It is a lovely quilt and I love the stripes that you inserted rather than making more blocks. It adds so much interest and looks great!ReplyDelete