In an attempt to finish some of the many UFOs that are hanging out in my sewing room, I am participating in the One Monthly Goal link-up at Elm Street Quilts.
My goal for February was to finish the quilting on my blue and yellow Sister's Choice quilt. I didn't touch this quilt until the very last week of the month, but I am very happy to report that not only is the quilting is done, but I also added the binding to this quilt. It needs to be washed, but otherwise, it's FINISHED!
This quilt has been an on-again, off-again project for several years. It started in 2013 as a pile of scrappy blue and yellow 9-patch blocks. In 2018 I added the blue triangles to turn the 9-patches into Sister's Choice blocks. I stitched the blocks together into rows, then quilted each row before joining them together, my own variation on quilt as you go. The only part that still needed quilting was most of the border sections, and now those are done too!
This is one of my favorite blocks in the quilt. I especially love the center fabric with the bees. You also get a good look at some of the other fabrics, plus the quilting shows up well. There's straight-line quilting in the center star, meandering in the white background, wavy lines in the sashing (especially visible across the top,) and a diagonal grid in the border at the right.
The back of the quilt was pieced from chunks of several older blue prints. The horizontal seams line up with the seams where the rows of blocks and sashing were joined together on the front of the quilt. The colors don't really look as grey as they appear in this photo.
Linking up with:
One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts
Rainbow Scrap Challenge at soscrappy
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Favorite Finish at Meadow Mist Designs
Thanks God It's Finished Friday (TGIFF) at Rebecca Grace Quilting
Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA