I finished the Lozenges challenge quilt. If you’re a Bonnie Hunter fan you know that Bonnie sent out over a year ago to make a Lozenge quilt. I’ve had mine done for a long time…over a year and a half ago. We lived at the farm when I finished it up….alas, I just never got around to quilting it.
I’ve told you that we have LOTS of weddings this year and I often give quilts as a wedding gift…that left me sorting through my quilts wondering if I could sacrifice any for a wedding gift. For me, Lozenges was the perfect pick.
I like the quilt and wouldn’t mind keeping it but:
1-I can’t keep every quilt.
2-There are so many colors in the quilt that it will likely match at least one room in a house.
I’m happy to have this one done…
a little sad that I took so long to finish it.
I know you’re used to seeing Ruby on the quilts but today was a day I was puppy sitting Betsy. Kalissa’s been working 12 hour shifts and Craig has been taking EMT classes so he’s not home in the evenings either so it’s up to me to keep Betsy. It’s fine…Ruby likes it. In fact she’s trying to teach Betsy how to model.
I think the long hours of work that put into the house left me really behind with the quilting projects…so behind that it was hard to ever catch up. I’m a bit thankful that I was able to have time off to catch up….surely I wish it wouldn’t have come with a cancer diagnosis but it’s one of those situations…make hay while the sun is shining…or in my case, catch up while you can.
The quilt was bigger than 90″ wide so I needed a little more to make the backing work. Although I love Ila’s 6 yard backing plan, I do like to simply do this if I have extras..and I did so it worked.
I hope this quilt brings joy to the couple that receives it. I know I put lots of love and time into making it.
I’m hosting a UFO Challenge on Wednesday’s here on the blog. I’m working to finish up more Bonnie Hunter quilts before her new book comes out. Make sure to stop in on Wednesday and check out my progress and the progress of our readers. You are welcome to join us!