This little quilt started with BOM blocks that I had made/exchanged in 2010-2011 - a real UFO! I digged the blocks out a few weeks/months ago with the idea of making a present for my Grand-Mum's 85th birthday. My Grand-Mum had a huge garden all her life with lots of flowers and now she can't go in the garden, I thought it would be nice to give her a maintenance-free indoor garden!
Looking at my 20 sampler blocks 6' finished I knew I needed to add to them if I wanted anything bigger than a table runner, So I settled on a on-point layout with some filler blocks (euh 20 of them!).
And I ended up with an awkward sizes centre top that I framed on the sides with a white strip.
I thought I would keep the quilting simple in the interest of time and started by quilting in the ditch around the central blocks. But then what to do in the negative space of my filler blocks? Feathers of course. Did I plan to keep it simple? I had never done feathers until then but never mind, I decided to give it a try.
And for the borders, I did some simple stippling
I choose a deep pink binding as I think it will more practical to use (more stain friendly than white anyway) and I like how it framed the quilt. And in the interest of time, I stitched the binding entirely by machine.
And of course this is my first OPAM this month and the first item of my Lazy Bums Round 3 list!
Floral fabrics: assortment of fabric from Hofman Fabrics (2003)
Background fabric: White on white (several) from my stash
Backing and binding fabric: Raspberrry fabric
Size: 54' x 60'
Machine pieced and machine quilted with Aurifil.
Started February 10, finished Aug 14
Linking to Anything Goes Monday, I Quilt Thursday, Needle and Thread Thursday, Q3 Finish Along, A lovely Year of Finishes.