I finished up another UFO. I couldn’t be happier.
Here it is….
I had a huge laugh when I was talking pictures of the quilt last night after childcare. I had the quilt at the front of the house and was in the middle of fluffing the quilt out to get it to lay flat on the grass. The neighbor from across the street walked to my side of the road to get his mail from the mailbox. He said, “I don’t think we’ll get frost here overnight.” Yep…you guessed it. He thought I was covering my plants (grass I guess) with my quilt!! Inside I was LAUGHING and APPALLED at the same time.
Hubby says he really likes this one. I do too. I am keeping it. This baby was LOTS of work and no one else is benefiting from it. I am adding to this to my pile of Christmas quilts.
The border on this design is really awesome. I think Bonnie Hunter did an AWESOME job on the design of this. By the way if you are looking for the pattern, find it in her book String Fling. It’s my favorite of all of her books. I have a little private goal (I guess now public goal) to get as many of the quilts done in this book as I can before she come out with her second string book. Rumor is that it’s a string quilt book too.
I am so proud of my point on the flying geese along the edge. I worked extra hard to not let them get cut off.
I am so proud of them that I even took a close up picture of them….see??
The backing is just a big pieces of 108″ backing. It sure is a treat for me to have a piece of fabric I can simply toss on the back without having to piece it.
It’s all ready to hang out with the other Christmas quilts….it will come back again in December.
Oh but wait…I forgot the Ruby picture!!
She kind of blends with this one. I sure love the mix of fabrics.
In full disclosure. Mine is larger than the original pattern. I added a row. We have a queen sized bed and I knew this one I was keeping…larger was better. I started this back when the block first appeared in Quiltmaker’s 100 block issue. I languished in the UFO pile for quite awhile.
Before you make this please check out the pattern corrections here.