I would like to thank Cindy of Quilt Doodle Designs for such a fun BOM for 2013 and for presenting this lovely parade of finished quilts. I share today with these ladies, so please give them a visit and leave a comment:
I had this lovely layer cake of Birds & Berries on my shelf and really wanted to play with it. And I had some white-on-white butterfly print left over from long ago - perfect chance to use that up (no selvedge to give info). Not knowing what blocks there would be, I knew I had to be real careful in my choices and save every little scrap for posible use.
I got real lucky - one layer cake square left and about a 12" square of the white, with some bits and snips left over. My favorite block has to be the Dresden Plate.
The cranberry (there is a little cranberry in some of the prints) sashing is a Grunge argyle pattern and I used some Kona white left over JR strips. I had planned to quilt this myself and then I had my fall and fractured hip. I had a couple of visitors hold this quilt top so I would have at least the flimsie to show...... BUT....
My longarmer and wife stopped in for a visit - they quickly picked a backing off the extra wide cuts shelf, cut a piece of batt off my roll - and wisked that quilt away. A couple of days later, it was returned - QUILTED!! I had the binding all prepped, so I quickly attached it and spent a whole day hand stitching it down. Backing is a Connecting Threads extra wide and the binding is an older RJR line.
A simple meander with a white thread top and bottom - enough to give it hold and some pretty without taking away from the focus of the blocks. Yes, standing like a wobbly flamingo, this is the best I could lay this out for photos.
My first finished quilt for 2014. Thank you again Cindy, for a great sampler quilt.
And Cindy has a new Row BOM for 2014 that is sure to delight. I have some fabric on order for this (backgrounds) to play with some of those never ending scraps in that bucket.
Thank you for visiting and be sure to visit the other ladies as well. There are prizes for participants as well as commentors.