Hello Blog Friends,
Since my last post, I've been diligently working on the quilt I started two weeks ago. And, yes, to answer the question, I've finished before the deadline.
I've named this quilt Butterflies, Birds & Blooms for obvious reasons.
Construction details: borders were added around each printed panel block, strip sets were used for the pieced blocks, a flange was added between the narrow inner border and floral outer border, and the borders feature mitered corners. I featured some leftover pieces from the printed panel and the border stripe fabric in the pieced backing.
You can see the quilting pattern more easily from the back. A cross hatch was used through the small green squares on the pieced blocks. A stipple was used in the printed floral and butterflies block, and a simple outline was used around the printed border on the panel blocks. A very whimsical, loopy large meander was used on the outer border.
Finished size is 56" x 56". Tomorrow I pass it on to my friend Sally, who will give it to her Mom on her birthday on Wednesday. Happy Birthday Mrs. Childs! Enjoy.
Next weekend I'll be at a scrapbooking retreat. I'll share some of my finished work in next week's post.