I finally finished my quilt top from Midnight Mystery Quilt, sponsored by Cheryl@MeadowMistDesigns. I made some mistakes along the way, and my seam ripper became my new best friend for a while.
I learned so much while making this quilt. New skills; a new way to make half-square triangles, and a great new way to use a large courthouse square for a four-cornered design element. There will be some follow-up posts about these topics.
I tuned-up some of my old skills. Part 2 of; 4 Measuring Skills Quilters Can’t Live Without will be posted later this week. See Part 1, by clicking on this link.
When I started this project, I had no specific home for this quilt. It does now. A very close friend is fighting cancer.
This quilt is for her; to keep her warm, and know she is wrapped in lots of love and healthy wishes. After I found out about her being ill, I knew it should definitely go to her. Then I realized these very summery colors and fabrics, were her favorites.
I am having it quilted by my friend Angie who is a longarmer. I know she will get this done quickly and do a lovely job. I will bind it when she is finished, and share it with you before it is mailed to my friend.
In the photo above, it appears that the fabric on the bottom edge is white. It is white, with a beautiful gray swirl pattern in it. See photo below.
Angie is going to pick that up for the quilting.
I am extending National Quilting Day give-a-way until Thursday. To enter, please leave a comment in my comment box telling me what you love about Spring or your favorite Spring recipe. Or you can tell me what you are working on. If you are a no-reply blogger, please be sure to leave me your e-mail address, so I can reach you if you win. The prize is a Lecien jelly roll called Sushi Roll. The winner will also be announced on this blog.
Today I am linking up with, Sew Fresh Quilts, Let’s Be Social.