I finished the quilting on this quilt this morning.
This is for our next door neighbor’s parents. They are coming down from Canada for the holidays. He is a chain saw wood carver and does great work. We have a cardinal he brought for us one year. Rob asked if I could make a quilt for them. I think that was three weekends ago. And, here it is, ready to bind. The backing is a black and white stripe and I plan to cut the rest of it on the bias and use it for binding.
The quilting is kind of fun, but also plain enough to be manageable and quick. There are four maple leaves quilted into each block, each pointing to a corner. I quilted up and down the sashing, but not through the middle. I really like that black and white sashing. I couldn’t come up with anything I wanted to use as sashing because the quilt has so many colors. B/W was perfect. I was tired of piecing these blocks in rapid succession and sashing was the way to go for extra size. I probably spent as much time on it as I would have making another row and column of blocks, but I think it really sets off the quilt. The border is a b/w flower print I have had for ever and decided I was never going to use it if I didn’t just go ahead and use it in something.
I quilted a vine with maple leaves in the border. Quick, efficient, and in theme.
That’s two down and the third one is over half finished. So, I might actually knock out three before the end of the year.
Everybody have a great Tuesday. Rob is sick as a dog. Rob’s dog is sick, too. And, crap if I don’t have a cough and the ache-ys. THERE IS NOT TIME FOR THAT!
Be well. Lane