For the quilty pictures, today I want to show a very springy quilt top that I finally finished off. Ready for something bright and happy to finish off the week? Here we go:
I just now noticed that this quilt is hanging upside down. Oh well! It's a little washed out, but I will not be complaining about the sunshine. This quilt top came from a free quilt along from Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell, called the Community Sampler, and you can still find the free patterns on Sharon Holland's website HERE. It took me longer than it should have to finish the top, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
It was super nice and sunny when I took these pictures and it felt great. I mean, like there was hope that the cold and rain (and some icky ice we had, too) might actually end some day. Then, of course, it started raining Thursday. Sigh.
You can see that I had a favorite yellow fabric that I used in the centers of most of the blocks. I had a fat quarter of that fabric forever and I never used it because I just loved it so much. Plus I only had a fat quarter and sometimes that doesn't go very far when you're making a quilt. It's from a pretty old line called Hartwood by Timeless Treasures, and I was so pleased to finally be able to use it in this quilt. I have a couple of small squares left, but otherwise I used it all up, which we all know is a win.
I debated forever about the border for this quilt. Sharon Holland had a great border design, but I just didn't like it for the colors I used in this quilt. I auditioned several fabrics and different designs, including the greens and yellows in the blocks, but in the end I just finished it off with narrow strips of the blue background. I also didn't have enough of one blue for all of the setting triangles that formed the background, so I used up a few lighter blues with about the same value. I think they work pretty well together. I might use one of the greens for the binding, or maybe the yellow.
Here's a hazard of taking quilty pictures in the spring:
Yep, mud. The ground out there is very, very wet and the quilt top got dragged on the ground. I was very sad, but it came right out with a little water. Thank goodness I didn't step on the top! That would have been a tragedy.
Hope everyone has a really good weekend! Apparently we're going to have another temperature plunge, or maybe a roller coaster of temps. I can't keep track any more. All I know for sure is that there is a pan of brownies in the kitchen and someone is going to have to eat them. Maybe I'll let the hubs have some, but maybe not!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and Brag about your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty.