We made it back from Kansas City but yesterday was filled with cat petting, unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping, dog walking, and an appointment with the guy who measured for new kitchen countertops. By the time I was able to take pictures, it was almost dark, then dinner and cleanup and before I could write the post it was time for the Cub game. IS this their year? We’re almost afraid to hope, but last night they won the first of the 11 needed to win the World Series so it was a good start.
The silver lining of ten hours in the car was finishing the binding on two UFOs. The first was a project that I started a couple of years ago. It is Lillian from Villa Rosa Designs. This is a fun pattern and would be great for a scrap quilt, but the center fabric I chose for the blocks was a little too busy. The fabrics are pretty though (Moda Double Chocolat by 3 Sisters), so even though the pattern is lost, I still like the quilt.
I quilted freehand swirls in the quilt center and an echoed feather in the border.
The other finish is Porch Swing from Scrap-Basket Beauties by Kim Brackett. Does it seem like I reference that book a lot? That’s because my small quilting group worked through the book and I had 18 UFOs as a result of it!! You can see by the fold lines that this one waited quite awhile for the binding to be finished.
I also quilted this with overall swirls. That seems to be my go-to motif for donation quilts.
I’m linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I get a Whoop Whoop so check out some other finishes there for a little weekend quilty inspiration.
Two wonderful finishes! I also like Lillian, and think it looks fine the way you made it. I’m going to have to take a look at that pattern in the book. It isn’t one that stood out to me before!