Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Strawberry Fields (it took) Forever

Seriously, this took forever; it was a BOM from Fat Quarter Shop from 2011! No joke. And I just finished quilting it on the longarm in November (sadly the longarm has since found a new home), and put the binding on last week.

When I joined the BOM, I didn't have the foresight to also order the finishing kit before it sold out. That's okay, as I enjoyed coming up with my own setting. The quilt finished at about 84" x 84" which is a decent size. The all-over quilting is from a pantograph pattern called "Lida," a very quick but pleasingly textured design.

As 2016 is winding down, I find it interesting to take note of how my aesthetics have changed. Had this quilt not been lingering for five years, I probably would not have chosen to make it today. But still, I like it.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Goose in the Pond - Finished!

Actually, I finished quilting and binding this one last September and gifted it to my oldest sister for Christmas. Although I had mostly finished piecing it in April, it took me some time to decide on whether I wanted a border. I ended up repeating the checkerboard theme from the blocks themselves, and I was pretty pleased with how everything came together.

I quilted it with an all-over loop-de-loop pattern -- I'm pretty convinced this pattern looks good on just about anything.

Here is the PDF instructions for the block, which you can download for personal use.