It finally happened.
Before I show you the whole top, let me tease you first….One night last week I sewed a lot and got this far…three rows together.
The next morning I had the center into a top. Then over the weekend it was inner border time.
Hubby saw it and his comment was, “that’s a pretty good quilt for all that green”. He doesn’t like green.
For those of you who are keeping track, I made mine bigger than the book. I have a 5 x 5 setting.
Here it is….
I’m so happy to call this one into a top. I’ve got a backing found for it already too. So now I have two quilts that need to see the quilting frame…this one and Pineapple Crazy….Hmmm, which to do first.
I’ll be back here next week…I’m not sure if I’m going to quilt this right away or if I’m going to go back to my Bricks in the Barnyard UFO….come back and see.
How funny, my Dad didn’t like green either. Love your quilt – the design really suits green!
Beautiful work! Those greens and teals and aquas are so pretty together! I love the sashing/border detail with the stars … It looks like the center is “floating” in the borders, which is a look I always love.
I absolutely love this quilt; the colors, the pattern, the sashing strips, the borders, everything…and just in time for St. Patrick’s day. Great job.
St Patrick’s day Quilt! Love it!
I love it!!! My nephew’s favorite color is green. He’s 24 now and green has been his favorite color since he could only call it “geen”!
Beautiful. Your precise work simply amazes me. The points are perfect!!! Do you sleep? I babysit for others on occasion and I’m exhausted when they leave. I nap when they nap or slip in a nap after they leave!! Thank you for sharing your days with us. This is the first site I check when I wake in the morning!
love your quilt colors and design. I am ready to machine quilt a top waiting for the thread and just started to hand quilt another
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This one is in my UFO pile, mine is all scrappy batiks. I can’t wait to see how it looks. Think I have to find it first. Working away on grad gifts yet. Thanks for the book, it will be a big help. Got one quilted over the weekend and borders ready to go on another one.
I love this quilt! I’m not a green lover either, but this is beautiful!
It looks very tropical. Great for a winter in Iowa I’m sure. Looks great.
I love your quilt ~ so beautiful! I especially like green very much! My dad was a race car driver & during his time all the race drivers felt green was a very unlucky color. So no green race cars or anything green when racing. I really don’t remember much green at our house while growing up.
How does a farmer not like green? It’s in my top 3 colors. Great quit!
This is my most favorite Bonnie Hunter pattern. Then my next favorite is Talking Turkey. I need to get busy and make both of them!
Love the quilt, Jo. Scrap Crystals is one of my favorite BKH patterns.
The 12 blocks for my UFO, The Puzzler, are sewn though I still have to press the seams connecting the rows. And while the blocks are still on my sewing table, this project is being put aside for a few months as I need to buy fabric for the sashing, backing & binding, as well as batting. JoAnn’s has their packaged batting and solid cotton fabric on sale the next couple weeks at 50%; will almost certainly get the batting and sashing now, but I’m planning on getting the backing fabric at the local shop hop happening in May.
So now I’m on to finishing the top of Bonnie Hunter’s Grand Illusion (but different colors). My notes on the project are that I probably have enough fabric to make the full quilt, but I’m only doing half the units and aiming for a baby / throw size. Steps 1 and 2 appear to be completed, Steps 3, 4 and 5 are in progress. Step 3 is going to wait until the very end as it’s the sashing and I thought it made the quilt busier than I personally like. This week I finished sewing Step 4 units and just have to get the seams pressed.
Applique on the blocks of my UFO is ongoing and will be for a while. I usually work on it over my lunch hour, but this week has been so busy that I’ve basically eaten at my desk. You can tell I’m not even keeping up with my blog reads, since I’m posting several days ‘after the fact’.
Nice thing about this quilt is that it’s for me and has no deadline.