The inspiration for this quilt came from Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I saw her quilt a couple years ago and without following a pattern, I started making blocks on paper foundation to use some scraps. For the longest time, I had 10 blocks stashed away in a drawer.
Then in January I finished the remaining blocks, pieced the top, sandwiched and quilted it, and attached the binding.
I am especially happy with the quilting, though I need to figure out a better way to turn the corners with the feathers!
|Second time doing feathers!|
For the back, I used a bright orange print that I got in the flat folded, discount section of my LQS for a ridiculous price. No one else saw that gem... It's been in my stash for a while, waiting for the perfect project. Isn't it great?
|No shortage of snow to use as background here...|
I love looking at the quilting on the back. even though the fabric is busy, the light yellow thread I used really highlights the quilting!
For the binding, I chose an orange gingham-type print. I have used it once before to bind a quilt and sadly, that is pretty much the end of it :(
I saved the hand stitching for my recent trip to Ontario, knowing I was going to be spending some time in an airplane... I only had one side to do when I dropped by my guild's sew in to hang out with my quilty friends.
|Quilt roll before the wash...|
|Quilt roll after the wash|
Only today, when I looked up the link for Amy's original quilt, did I realize she had also used a bright orange backing and some lighter orange for the binding... I guess great minds think alike.
|Snow half way up the fence... This is late Winter in Eastern Canada|
Today was a perfect day for pictures. Still tons of snow, lots of sunlight, and a temperature just below zero (Celsius).
So the only two thing that are left to do on that baby is to find it a home and a name. What should I call this, and where should it live? It is the right size for a baby quilt (approx 40"x40"), but I find it a little too stiff. One of my guild mate remarked that it could be a table topper. What? I guess she is right, but It would never occur to me...
Hope your month of March is off to a good start!
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