When I set my A Lovely Year of Finishes June goal, I really didn't have a lot of hope of achieving it. But a tiny hole opened up in my quilting schedule so I loaded it up and quilted away into the wee hours of the morning. While I hate to loose the sleep, it sure feels good to get another old project off my dwindling to-do list.
This was a round robin project I was involved in about 3 years ago. This top was made by myself, Sheila Sinclair Snyder (Licence to Quilt), Lisa Bee-Wilson (Towerhouse Quilts) and my good friend Penny. It has been in the closet waiting to be quilted all this time. It turned out a bit larger than I expected and won't fit on the wall I had planned. I considered removing part of the piecing but I just couldn't part with any of it. I will just have to find a new place to display it.
Because I had a short time to quilt this, I kept the quilting pretty easy so no marking was needed. Some tight swirly fill, matchstick quilting and pebbling densely quilted some areas. Other areas I left unquilted or put in some simple geometric shapes.
I even used squiggly lines in the striped fabrics so I didn't have to get out my rulers.
On the back is a big, beautiful Kaffe Fassett print. Yum!
I quilted the entire top using a rust and an olive green thread. And I love the rust solid fabric I used for the binding. Really tied everything together.
So far this year, I have achieved 5 of my 6 ALYOF goals so I am quite pleased with myself. Thanks Sew Bittersweet Designs for helping me focus on getting old projects into a finished state!
And thanks to everyone who entered my recent giveaway. Sorry I didn't get a chance to respond to all of your comments but know I appreciated each and every one!
This lovely bundle of Mirabelle fabric is going to:
# 45 Lauren Deel. She has already been contacted and is pretty excited about winning!