I used Meadow by Blackbird Designs for my fabric. Before I added the sashing and border, I wasn't sure if I would like the quilt, but it has definitely grown on me. It's busy, but that doesn't bother me as much now. My quilt is the same as the pattern except for one change. I added red cornerstones in the sashing between the 9 blocks. This wasn't really a design decision as much as I misread the directions and cut all of my sashing strips to 10" instead of just the 6. This was my way of salvaging the fabric!
I finished piecing the quilt last weekend and have been working on quilting it since then. I started off with an ambitious quilting plan and then just kept adding to it. Here's where I'm at now. I think another couple of hours could see the quilting finished (maybe).
All of the blocks should look more or less like the one in the lower right corner when I'm done. Although I'm still debating whether or not to echo quilt each of the flowers and add a filler in the background. Any opinions?
I've really enjoyed working on this quilt, although I'm eager to finish it now and get it hanging up. It was a fun quilt to put together and I like trying out new quilting designs. It gives me a chance to practice my quilting and that's the only way to improve.
Be sure to check out all the quilts they'll have in the parade on February 1st. I'm amazed at how different the quilts look based on the fabric choices. I always see a couple that make me wish I had picked that same fabric! In the meantime, I'm going to keep working on mine and see if I can't finish it soon. Of course, the binding will takes me days longer. I must be the slowest at hand sewing a binding of anyone I know.
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6 (NLT)