I joined in the Quilt Along over at Ellison Lane Quilts. Today is the day to link up and see the finished quilts on parade.
|Under the Christmas tree|
I started this quilt in October at the retreat less than a month ago. I did most of my Red, Pink and Blue blocks at retreat.
When I came home from retreat I continued to sew blocks every couple of evenings. I started to put more fun little bits in the center of my blocks for the Purple, Orange/Yellow and Green blocks.
I machine quilted the whole quilt with a all over spirals. The spirals are about 3" to 5" in size. I used a primary coloured variegated thread on the front and lime green on the back.
|On the Hay Rack|
One block has a funny story to tell. I vacuumed a red block and it got a special ride thought the house's pipes. My husband retrieved it a few days later for me out of the canister. It was very dusty. I had been cleaning my room and a fly had landed on my block so I thought I would get that fly, and got my block too.
I had this really good cream plaid flannel to put on the back. I had the fabric for a few years and was saving it. I had used this on a few other quilt (in different colours) and it has been wearing really well. It is so warm and soft too.
The binding is a rainbow fabric as well.
This little bird house was wanting to be in the photo today when I took my pictures.
The finished quilt measures 80" wide by 60" tall. I have 54 blocks that are 8" finished. And then I did a few blocks that are 4" by 8" so that I could place my blocks in the brick formation (or half drop). I added a 4" of the black and white wavy print. I felt very lucky I had that on hand and there was just enough to fit around the quilt.
Thanks You For hosting the Quilt a long. It has been fun. To see them in process you can also check out the Flicker Group.
I have added this too Crazy Mom Quilts, and Richard and Tanya Quilts LAFF #41