Did you notice I painted my chalk board. I wanted something a little darker so I went with a grey. I'm not sure I like it yet, but it is growing on me. The sun was shining bright this morning, so it washed out some of the quilt, but I did an all over meander using Signature Pearl thread. The thread matched the grey on the background wonderfully, and blended well with the other colors. I used the floral print for the background and binding.
I love a busy back, because it really hides any mistakes. But I can say I don't think I made one single cross over on this baby. I got close a couple of times, but no oopsies. I plan on putting this quilt in my to donate pile...ok it will start my to donate pile. I think it will make some little girl very happy.
I wanted to try and get a better shot, but I either had blaring sun or wind this morning, so these are about as good as they get. I will say it was fun having a real finish. When I finished this Wednesday night, I took it in to show Sharla and Hollywood immediately laid on it. It was a fight to get him off of it, so I'm thinking we have another quilt crazy dog.
All in all I'm very happy with the quilt. It was super fun to put together, and I love that my HST look good on it. If you want to check out the pattern you can find it HERE. I may make another one in a boys version to use up some of my fabric.
I also got started on a new test quilt for Cora's Quilts. I can't show you the pattern yet, but it is really cool. I've picked out my fabrics and spent yesterday cutting it. Yes I worked yesterday, but the great thing about my job, is if it slow my boss doesn't care how I keep myself busy. So I cut 388 - 1" squares, yes you read that right, 1" squares. I'm doing the crib size to hang on the wall behind my sewing machine. I found some cute close pin like hangers that go up with the command strips. I'm hoping they work, because they are cute.
Today I am linking up with Let's Bee Social with Sew Fresh Quilts, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday @ Richard and Tanya Quilts, TGIFF...at Quilting Mod, Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Weekend Link Party @ Patchouli Moon Studio.