Today I'm showing off another quilt that finally got finished after being in time-out in the closet two separate times:
That's a lot of blue! I started this Ocean Waves variation a few years ago, and then got a little bored with all the repetition. It was in the closet for a while, then finally made it to the finished top stage last year. And now it's quilted! This is made from a pattern by Joan Ford in her book Scraps Plus One. Mine is substantially smaller than the pattern, which is a bed size in the book. My version finished up at just about 48 by 66.
I'm pretty happy that I finally pulled this one out of the closet and got it quilted! It certainly wasn't doing anyone any good on the shelf. This was expertly quilted by my friend Diane Minkley, who does amazing work and would be thrilled to help you out with your project. This is quilted in an edge to edge pattern with light blue thread, which I was afraid would be a problem on the dark blue, but it isn't at all.
The backing for this quilt is this odd blue and white print that I found on a clearance table somewhere. It's mostly squiggles that sometimes look like letters or numbers, but not quite. There's something interesting about it and I don't think it would look good cut up, plus I'm a real sucker for a good bargain. It's a strange print, but it makes a great backing for this little quilt.
So there's another one in the finished column! The shelf of unfinished tops is getting smaller and smaller, which feels pretty good. It's nice to see my work actually done and being used instead of folded up on a closet shelf. I really envy the people who have the wherewithal to completely finish one quilt before they move on to another. I get bored with a project and usually have to let it rest for a while before it gets finished.
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! I don't know what I'm doing yet, beyond cleaning the bathroom and shivering (two separate things!) I also have a bunch of reading-type research I'm hoping to get to, so we'll see how it goes!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and crazymomquilts.