Welcome to my second Blogger’s Quilt Festival quilt. I’m entering this one in the Large Quilts category because it is very large! So large that it is a little tricky to get a good picture of it! As you can see by the three pictures below.
In 2010, my LQS, The Quilting Season, offered the Marti Michell Block of the Month American Beauty made using some of her Patchwork Templates. I decided to do it even though the colors weren’t exactly something I could use, because I wanted the piecing practice. There was a choice of white borders and setting triangles or black. The white just looked too much like a wedding.
I started it right away but fell far behind. Most of the blocks are hand pieced, because I had a job that required me to sit and wait a lot, and my boss had told me to bring a hobby I could do in between bursts of busyness. There are several posts about this process, in case you are interested.
Then I made a cutting mistake and had to find more of the pink floral that is the cornerstones. I bought quite a bit extra so it also became the binding because I liked the way it looked better than the black and green stripe that had come with the setting kit.
This is a queen-sized quilt and was machine quilted by Crystal Smythe of Longarm Lyrics. I completed it April 2 of this year.