Finally. I have a finish to share!
This is the Flowers quilt. It was finished this past week. And on Wednesday I finally was able to install the plywood panels on the side of the "new" old hay wagon so that I can display my quilts outside for a photo shoot.
Here is an uncropped photo to show how I have the quilt rigged up. I attached a couple of old bale strings to the ends of a board to hoist up the sail. Depending on how much wind we get, I just may be able to put this show on the road!
This quilt really makes me HAPPY!
I love all the bright, fun colours and prints that I was able to choose from Mad About Patchwork. And especially the Blueberry Park: Fence in Breakers. This print was used for the strips and 9 patch units that make the sky. And was also used for the binding.
Some of the other prints I chose are.....
Blueberry Park: Flowers in Grellow, Canary and Goldfish
Blueberry Park: Sunflower in Candy Pink
Sun Print: Endpaper in Azure
True Colors: Zen Dot In Green
True Colors: Divvy Dot In Violet
Macrame: Braidy Fuschia
C+S Basics: Netorious in Plummy
C+S Basics: Netorious in Teal
C+S Basics: Sprinkle in Pickup Truck
AND Abacus: Grow in Sky is the perfectly subtle low volume fabric used for the background.
These wee flowers are my absolute favourite blocks in this quilt and I am sure they will be a welcome sight once we are in the middle of the long hard winter that is soon to come.
For the quilting, I used Light Grey Omni from Superior Threads, both on top and in the bobbin. I could have used white, but I love how this helps the quilting to show up. And it blends in well with the super soft backing that is Widescreen in Grey by Carolyn Friedlander.
The Flowers design is available in two sizes. Directions are also included for this square 70" size. Perfect for a lap quilt or used as a pretty wall hanging to decorate a big bare wall. You can check out all the details for this pattern in my shop here.
As I previously mentioned, the Old Hay Wagon won't be used for a photo shoot ever again. She's being retired. The last time I used it I thought I was going to die. The sides are both leaning heavily to the one side. It's broken and it's old. I know this new old hay wagon is not as pretty. But at least I no longer have to worry about sacrificing my life for some decent pics.