Monday, February 9, 2015
A Two Year Project
I finished this a few weekends ago but with wedding and the rain, I have been unable to get photos. Yesterday morning,I zipped outside with the quilt under my arms and pinned it to the clothesline quickly before rain came again. It was a lovely morning and I could hear frogs already in the woods. Rain water was dripping off the trees but there was a smidge of sun trying to make an appearance. Even though we are only in February, we have had such a mild winter and the yard is waking up.
This quilt has been two years in the making. I signed up for Don't Call Me Betsy's Lucky Stars Block of the Month and then I signed up for the second year in order to grow the quilt bigger. It was quite a project. I used a print from Anna Maria Horner's line Innocent Crush as the jumping off point, and some lovely Konas along with a text print from Stof. The rest of the fabrics are scraps and bits and pieces. I did find a light green/white print form the Sweetwater Reunion line for the setting triangles. I really struggled with picking a fabric for those setting triangles and finally settled on the light green but I only had a scrap of it. I found a supplier and then I was off to the races.
I started quilting in simple straight lines. I was half way done the first line and I thought, nope. Unpicked it and went on the diagonal instead, about an inch apart in fabulous light grey Aurifil 50 wt. The grey works perfectly with all the colours.
I backed the quilt with a Michael Miller Eiffel Tower print that is extra wide and a bit of the Sweetwater Light green.
So there is is. I am so happy it is finished. I don't often have such long term projects!