I snuck in a finish! In between the craft classes, phone calls and household chores. I snuck in a few minutes here and a few minutes there... and this is what I came up with.
With orphan blocks from the collection of Mary Margaret Smith, this quilt is like a step back to the 90s with the wild prints ~ all silky fabrics but pieced on to stabilizer so they didn't move too much. Her choices of fancy embroider stitches in bright, contrasting colors added to the wild.
Over-sized Baptist fans make up the quilting. The lines are spaced 2" apart.
A light green binding finished the edges and a 90s print with forest green background and pink and blue flowers is on the back.
In it's "ready for a new home" state, slightly shrunk and wrinkly soft, it measures approximately 44" square. It is a nice size for a lap quilt or perhaps a baby quilt for one of Mary's great-grandchildren.
These blocks are not my go-to style. But as I worked on this quilt, I could not help but think of the love, labor and pride that went into making each one. And to have the honor to finish them is something I do not take lightly.
I'll be turning my attention to the custom t-shirt quilt that is next in que... it happens to include a few shirts from the 80s (a great era, in my opinion, since I graduated in 1983). I'll be jammin' to 80s hits as I work on the quilt this weekend.
What will you be doing?
Do you like to have music playing when quilting?
Or do you prefer to watch tv?
Or maybe listen to a book?
Leave a comment... I'd love to hear from you!