This one only sat in the "to finish" pile for a year - that's got to be some kind of speed record! I love this quilt - I had planned to give this quilt to newly weds when I pieced it last year...but after THREE emails asking about colors and size and getting NO response, I took it as a sign that they didn't want a quilt from me...and it's just as well because now that this is finished there's just no way it's leaving...I love it too much!
It was a buggar to make...so don't look too closely as not all those seams line up...in my defense I think I was medicated at the time...or should have been...whatever, I did my usual work...but here's the good news, it's all made with scraps! So this was a free quilt!
It's a happy quilt, no? Love the lime green, turquoise and burgundy...I machine quilted this with a big random stipple and it's been washed and dried and is incredibly soft. I used 100% cotton batting and love how it shrunk around the stitches.
The rhododendrons are still in bloom! The Northwest is full of color this time of year - if only the sun would shine! It's been so rainy and gray I was tempted to leave my quilt hanging over my deck rail just to brighten things up a bit - but the rhodies definitely help!
I'm close to having another quilt finished!! I haven't been this motivated to get things done in a very long time...I don't know what the reason is but I'm not going to question it...just got to keep on going before this phase passes!
This quilt is 62 x 72-inches...the perfect size to wrap up in while watching the Queen's Jubilee festivities on the telly, sipping tea and eating biscuits...I might visit Downton Abbey this evening or go with Austin Powers for a bit...in the meantime, would you mind passing the sugar?