Monday, September 29, 2014

A Garden Grows

Just because I've been absent from blogland doesn't mean I've been absent from sewing - not at all!  I've been quite busy since my last post.  In fact, too busy!  I just finished participating in two bees and am currently participating in a third bee.  It's been quite a challenge to keep on schedule, work on my own projects and return to my job in August.  Given all that - let me show you a finish.

For some background on this project, you can read about it here and here.

curves, Atomic Flower
A Garden Grows
72" x 72"

The background is Kona Expresso.  At first, I wasn't sure about this color and now I see it was the perfect color for the flowers to grow.


A bit of shade from the tree.

curves, walking foot quilting

I played with the quilting.  I used a walking foot and started with straight line quilting. 


I then tried different quilting patterns in different sections.  It was definitely an experiment which I enjoyed.


 I machine stitched the binding to the quilt and finished it with hand stitching.


The quilt washed beautifully - soft and crinkly.  Waiting for cooler weather to snuggle under it.

Linking with Let's Bee Social

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