>> Monday, March 30, 2015
I am delighted to say the least. It's been a long time coming. Mostly because I kept putting it aside to work on other projects.
Nothing like getting to a milestone to really make you want to reach the next one!
I'm also relieved that it will fit my queen size bed. It probably won't hang over as much as my husband would like - but he can use a different quilt :)
I'm putting this quilt together in the quilt as you go/panel method of quilting. The reverse side is fabrics cut from Double Chocolat lines by 3 Sisters (except two - the blues; one is a Buggy Barn print, the other is called Kensington).
This is the planned layout. You might be able to see the tan fabrics I have lined up around the edges - they need to be sewn onto the block size pieces for the border (the tan here is a Christmas line fabric - I have the selvage somewhere!)
The next step after I took these photos (which I resisted sharing on Facebook first!) was to pin together each block with its backing pieces. I have enough batting at home to start cutting it and quilt. Two of the blocks have been quilted for (ahem) years. . .
I discovered while laying out the blocks that I actually have an extra one - an extra front and back to be exact! I can almost remember the panic I had when I thought I didn't have enough oranges and my search and subsequent purchase of more orange for this project. Ha! Jokes on me:) I will use them to make a pillow for the bed - or elsewhere in the house.
A fun coincidence right now is that the book I'm reading has an awesome orange coloured title!
Have you reached any quilting milestones lately? Share in the comments with a link (if you have one!) and I'll check it out.
Thanks for sharing in my Joy today,