It’s done, my friends.
Last section joined, bound, hanging pocket and label added. Click on the photos to enlarge.
Normally, I hang a quilt on the line to photograph it, but I didn’t like to disturb Mrs Noisy on her nest. The design wall is fully occupied by S+ so I can’t hang it there. The Husband of Chiconia was unavailable for quilt holding-up duties, being occupied with grubby activities in the garage. So I bit the bullet and approached the clothesline quietly and obliquely. She was a bit agitated for a minute or two, but when it was obvious I wasn’t interested in her or her nest, she sat tight. It didn’t help that it’s a breezy day and the damn quilt wouldn’t hold still, but there you go, I’m not complaining about a nice cool breeze.
Today or tomorrow, I shall head to the post office to get it off to Ovarian Cancer Australia’s Melbourne office. After that, I’m taking some days off from the colour teal to do some other sewing, read a book, clean the sewing room floor, that sort of stuff. I’ll be getting back to S+ soon, I just need a break from all that tealness, and so, I’m sure, do you…
Size: W63 x H75 inches (W160 x H190cm)
30 x 12½ inch blocks, made by 13 contributors
6 blocks specially design for the quilt*
Begun 3 March 2016, completed 9 August 2016
I’ll also be stroking the absolutely gorgeous Japanese printed voile I bought in the 30% off Spotlight sale to make myself a dress and trying to find a home for the large roll of batting I also scored for a similar reduction. So, let’s see, what can I find to surprise you with next time?
So many lovely things to make, so little time…
*If you’d like to use any of the blocks specially designed for this quilt by Esther of ipatchandquilt, please click through to her Craftsy shop for all these – and many more – beautiful foundation paper piecing patterns.