Amistad, Chapter 4: a Friday Finish

The quilt top is done.

Screen shot 2014-07-11 at 4.04.20 PM

Pretty opal colours. I had to rush to finish so I could catch the light.

Now I can safely put it to one side and concentrate on the Jumble baby quilt during the day, and Steampunk in the evenings. Oh, and embroidery for the next SAL post on Sunday 20th. We’ll be away for 4 days from Monday, so I’ll take it with me for evening handwork – fewer bits to get lost than with Steampunk, plus hopefully I’ll actually make some progress!

I still have to get backing and binding fabric for Amistad, so a swift shopping trip is called for, but it’s going to be in and out – I have too much on to spend time browsing luxuriously.

Back to the machine.

15 thoughts on “Amistad, Chapter 4: a Friday Finish

  1. tialys says:

    Amistad is so pretty – those lavender pieces do add another dimension as you said they would. It’s a shame I don’t live nearer to you as I have some lovely pieces of orange and yellow baby fabrics left from one I made here They might have gone well with the bits you already have but there is a distinct possibility the baby might arrive before the postman in this case. Give me more notice next time!!

    • katechiconi says:

      That’s a lovely quilt, and rather sophisticated. I hadn’t realised the backing was cheater till I read it, here I was thinking that your hexagon piecing was immaculate… Scraps from this quilt would have been marvellous, but as you say, it would be a bit too late. I’m totally making this thing up as I go along. There’s no design, no theme, no originating idea. I’m just knocking out 8″ blocks, and I need 30 of them. Some will have to be just plain squares, some will be pieced in varying numbers of patches. And I’m very much hoping there won’t be a next time for any more urgent baby quilts. I’d quite like some notice myself!

  2. Kaja says:

    This is so pretty – makes me think of spring. The lavender bits really give the top some movement.

    • katechiconi says:

      I had a short period of doubt when I laid it out. Was it too girly, too pink, too floral? But now I love it again. The fabrics are very pretty close up – lots more detail than you can see in this photo.

  3. stupendous ! and even your pegs tone in 🙂

  4. rutigt says:

    I really like it! Thank you for reminding me of the SAL 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  5. Kirsten says:

    It’s so pretty!

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