I took the Split 9-Patch Leader/Ender challenge quilt off the machine this morning!
Yes –this blog post is a bit late because
#1 – I slept in a bit after being too wound up after Quilt-Cam last night to go right to bed!
#2 I wanted to have SOMETHING to show you for this morning’s post and
#3 I am in a cleaning frenzy because my friend Tonya Ricucci is coming to visit from Florida this morning!! YAY!!
I love this quilt. I love it more than I thought it would --- at first I thought the piecing was just “too big” for me – you know how I like things SMALL, right? I normally would have started with 2” squares for a 4.5” finished block and I worried that the 6” blocks were clunky. But the goal with this quilt was to use that over-flowing 2.5” squares bin….and make a dent it did! ((But there are still MORE….will have to do something with those!))
I’ve trimmed and squared corners and made all ready for binding!
Loving the Twirly Feathers panto by Hermoine Agee of Lorien Quilting, Australia!
This quilt measures just a bit less than a full size after quilting. I didn’t want it heavily quilted because this is a “sleep under” quilt. With a hubby who is 6’3” and one son 6’3” and the other 6’4” – THIS is what they consider a LAP SIZE quilt! One they can cover up with on the couch and watch a movie with, and that is what I hope the purpose of this one will be.
There is EVERYTHING in here. Recycled shirts, batik, old calicoes, novelties, reproductions, and moderns…a whole lot of living has happened over the 30+ years I’ve been collecting fabric! If only these scraps could talk, right?
I’m binding the quilt with the blue Patrick Lose marbles you see in the top photo.
Can I get it on before Tonya gets here?
And you should have heard her laugh when I told her this morning that there is snow on the ground – the crazy Florida woman is driving up in capris and sandals….LOL! I bet we’ll be running to Target for warmer gear for her!
We’ll spend the next few days sewing away here in the basement ---I’m sure we’ll make a huge mess, so do I even need to bother with the vacuum this morning?