This was the 2016 BOM from The Quilt Show. It's 68" square and very cozy. I love the back fabric--bought at the annual Patches & Stitches New Year's Sale, buy 1 yard, get 1 yard free--I buy almost ALL my backs at that sale. The quilt was beautifully quilted by Deanna Plotts, a Huntsville long arm quilter. She used Feathered Curls, one of my most favorite pantographs, and sized it small scale to fit those small pieces. All in all, I really like this quilt. While working on this kind of heavily pieced quilt, I often just want it done. I was at this stage with this one, but now, seeing it finished, I'm glad I persevered. The center panel came from Quilt and Textile Collections.
What else am I doing? Stella's Splendid Sampler is almost done--later today I'll make block #99 of 100. I started the pieced border, designed to use up a bunch of the fabrics in this quilt. Here you see the process and the huge pile of 1.5" strips I cut. Looks like there will still be lots of strings left:
The Sunday Sew & Sews met last Sunday to discuss the Halo Star Medallion, Month 2. In conversation, I learned something new and great to know: Shelia mentioned she uses her Ipad to print the pattern pages. That had never occurred to me, I just print from my computer in the studio, and run back and forth across the house to the office where the printer is. Amazing! I can print from my Ipad too--it's all on the same network. I LOVE to learn new technology. No more running back and forth to check the paper. The lightweight paper often feeds better one sheet at a time, this tip will be such a help. Thanks, Shelia!
Be watching tomorrow for the Link Up Party to go live--I am eager to see if there are more than the four people I know for sure who did the Sew-A-Long. There is a Giveaway for those who post a photo of their finished top. Of course, if the quilt is finished, that is extra special.