A blog reader sent this top to me quite a while ago. I’m guessing a year ago. I finally loaded it on the frame and worked on it over Labor Day weekend. I bound it right away but didn’t get a chance to take pictures. I finally gave up on waiting for the perfect lighting and just took the pictures. The lawn was all covered in dew so no ground shots but I think you’ll get a good idea of the quilt with the pictures I did get taken.
This was a fun quilt to work on. There is such a wide variety of fabrics in it. Check out the prints. There is Raggedy Ann and Halloween and dots and flowers…just everything.
You can see that the maker did a sort of light, dark, light pattern but did it loosely as pinks were often considered lights. I love it!!
Here is a big picture of it…
Here is more of a close-up…Isn’t it pretty? I really like it.
I’ll be donating this one to an upcoming benefit. I’m so happy to have had the top donated and all I needed to do it longarm it!!
No fancy backing on this one. With all the colors on the front, I decided most anything would go. I used up some fabrics I had. There was a pretty yellow and teal flower print along with a yellow gingham. The yellow gingham was left over from another quilt.
The binding fabric was a leftover too. I had used it on another quilt. A blog reader sent me that fabric. It was a large scale print but I thought it might work well as a binding being the colors fluctuate between a light teal and and a darker blue. It captures many of the colors from the front of the quilt.
One last look…
I’m not sure where this one will be donated yet. I try to keep a quilt or two finished so I can grab one at any time. I have five adult kids and they often come to me and say, I have a friend at work they are doing a benefit for- do you have a quilt we could donate to the silent auction? I like to have one on hand for when that happens.
I thought we wouldn’t have a picture with the dogs. They were outside romping but just as I was finishing writing this post, they showed up. I quick snapped a picture.
Many thanks to the blog reader who sent this top and to the blog reader who sent the binding fabric. Your generosity is so appreciated!!