I started it last September during the MMQAL over at Penny Poppleton. I did pretty well keeping up the pace with the quilt along, but then I fell behind and hit a wall (aka the flying geese). From that point on, I only worked on it here and there, and didn't really push to get it finished.
Finally after the new year, I ordered all the fabric I needed to finish it up (thanks mom) and got back to work. It is by no means perfect... my geese are too big, several of my seams aren't quite square, and I am pretty sure it ended up a couple inches bigger than what the pattern states. But hey I don't care, it's a labor of love and I love it.... hey did I mention I love this quilt.For most the blues in my quilt, I used my
These blue jewels (also Lizzy House) that I used for the outer border were exactly what I was wanting. I love the way that the darkness of it closes off the quilt and says yep it's done. I've seen soo many Marcelle Medallions that go on and on with extra borders, and they are gorgeous, but I like that mine has a definite end. I feel like any other color would have left me thinking there is something missing.
I wanted it to be scrappy but not un-cohesively scrappy. Some scrap quilts leave me a little lost, and a bit over stimulated, so I like that the monochromatic nature of this lets it be scrappy without being overwhelming. In making this quilt I've discovered that blue is definitely my safety color, and that I love saturated colors over pastels and soft hues.
January A Lovely Year of Finishes, and I am so glad that I was able to accomplish it. Now the challenging part for me... quilting it! I have a couple ideas, and I am looking forward to trying them out.
Oh and I just had to share these adorable pictures of my little William that I took while taking quilt pictures :) He loves having his picture taken and it makes me smile everytime!
He's looking more and more like his daddy every day!
I love this sweater my Grammo got him for Christmas. Who is this little boy, and what happened to my baby!