I haven't been excited about a finish like I am about this one in a long, long time. I love everything about this quilt... The pattern (by the wonderful Melissa at Happy Quilting), the fabrics (Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker) and the quilting (by little old me!)
It's night time here and I just couldn't wait until morning to take pictures... So they are a little dark.
I started working on this quilt during Melissa's quilt along this summer and the finished top had to sit for a little bit while I finished other projects. For October, I decided to make this my one goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes so I sandwiched, basted and quilted. (You can read my goal setting post here.)
The quilting took many, many hours. In part because I am still a beginner at this FMQ thing so I go pretty slow, but also in part because my poor little body doesn't like long quilting sessions.
Here are a few close-up pictures of the quilting:
Lots and lots of pebbling.
And some straight lines with the walking foot.
When I first started working on it, this quilt was destined for the dining room table because it's the perfect size at 48" square. But now that I'm done, I'm not sure I want the kids spilling milk or eating peanut butter toast on it! Maybe I should buy some clear vinyl to put on top... :-)
What do you think?
I will be linking this finish over at these wonderful places this week:
- Fiber of All Sorts and Sew Bittersweet Designs for ALYOF
- Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday
- My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday
- Pretty Bobbins for I Quilt Thursdays
- Quokka Quilts for TGIFF
Before I go, I thought I'd let you know that Craftsy is having a sale right now and until midnight tomorrow. Check it out!
Thanks for stopping by!