Drum roll please............................
It took me a long time to get this one started, I had a couple of different ideas, then when it came down to actually starting, I came up with this design. The name of the block is Contrary Wife, which proved very much contrary in every way. After I got the border on, it just needed something extra ............ so I made embroidery flowers to give it some bling.
Now for the bigger reveal...........yup, I finished my 56" x 56" wall quilt, The City Stitcher Quilt Collection designed by Janet Miller. It has 13 different blocks, 12 blocks set around a field of patchwork flowers.
It took me 15 months of machine sewing, hand embroidery, hand quilting each block, then joining each block separately. It also took 4 months of procrastionation just to get the binding done. Then, two days of sewing, I finished the binding. It is just the getting stgarted that slows me down sometimes.
I joined each block separately because I didn't want to hand quilt this full size laying on my lap, to warm even with air conditioning. I was surprised how well the back turned out, and had I known it was going to turn out so well, I would have done my backing in all one fabric. But, to work on my "stash", I did my backings in different fabric. I figured it is always going to be hung on a wall, and it's mine, I guess I can do whatever I want to do! As far as I know, there are no quilt police out there that are going to come to my house and give me grieve that I should have done it a different way. LOL
Second drum roll please..............................................
I still have to sew on the hanging sleeve, but I couldn't wait to share my quilt. I will add a picture of the back later, along with a picture of it hanging on my designated wall in my living room.
My next project? I am making a Valor Quilt for a Veteran's Center, and hope to get it completed by end of August. They have a yearly function every September and hopefully I can keep focused and get it completed. Which means, I need to get it sewn by the end of this month!!!! The hand quilting part is a breeze and can be completed in about a week-ish.
Stop back, maybe I will have something to show you on my next project............ Until next time, keep your foot to the "peddle" of your sewing machine:)