I admit, I am not a summer person! In fact, I melt in the heat and spend most of the summer indoors dreaming of Fall and cooler temperatures.
With all the time spent indoors, I was able to get one of my old quilt tops on my longarm and get it quilted up. This is one of the first quilts I designed. While the fabrics are really old, I still love the colors and layout of this quilt. I might just have to make it again using some contemporary fabrics.
For the quilting, I used a dusty plum colored thread and quilted in some giant flowers. I thought they worked really well with all the large scale floral prints in the quilt.
This quilt is quite a large lap size quilt. It measures almost 80" square. I really do hate when my feet pop out from the bottom of a quilt!
On the back, I used a bold striped fabric I purchased when I finished the top all those years ago. Probably not what I would have chosen for the backing today but I really didn't want to pick something else and have 5 yards of this fabric in my stash.
I did consider momentarily turning the fabric into some basketweave stars. Thankfully, I came to my senses before I started another quilt. The colors are right so it might work its way into my braided star quilt.
For now it resides on my design wall of long term projects. All waiting for me to find some time to work on them!
And as I had this project as part of my 3rd Quarter Finish Along goals with The Littlest Thistle, I can scratch this one off the list. That leaves me two and a half months to finish up the other 3 items. So far, so good!!
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