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Quilt Finish…finally!

Technically this was completed in 2017, but I didn’t want to post about it until it was given to its recipient, that just wouldn’t be right! 😉

The name of this quilt is “Square Wheels”

Earlier in the year, a friend asked if I would make her a quilt. Of course, I said yes! She picked the pattern & fabric and I made the quilt.

Life has a funny way of getting in the way, and delays were plenty, but I finally completed this project and was very happy to be able to deliver it to its new owner, just before Christmas!

The quilt is made up of square blocks, called bento boxes, in browns & blues, in an Oriental print, that are bordered with a soft off-white, very subtle print & accentuated with lots & lots of navy blue triangles (200 to be exact) that form pretty pinwheels when they are all sewn together.

I kept the quilting very simple. I really wanted those pinwheels to pop. The backing is a companion fabric in a hexagon design. I had a few of the ‘bento box’ blocks left over, so I inserted them into the back for visual interest. Finally, it is bordered in the same navy blue as the pinwheels. It is approximately 60″ x 60″.

Here is a slide show of the progress:

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I am currently working the following:

  • a baby quilt for my newest grandchild;
  • a Christmas quilt in progress that has been lounging around my sewing room for a couple of years now;
  • a restoration & repair of a quilt for another friend; and
  • a few new projects that I would like to get underway.

I plan to have more time to quilt this year, so hopefully you will see a few more finishes before the year is out.

Thank you for visiting!

Connie 🙂

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

7 thoughts on “Quilt Finish…finally!

  1. I’ve never quilted, but looking at all the detail in the design, this would have been a huge project! Do you work with a pattern? I’m trying to imagine how you visualize all those small details coming together into a bigger pattern.

    1. In this case I did have a pattern; but I often just start sewing and see what happens…I took several classes when I started to quilt and eventually I started to see what I wanted in my mind’s eye…the challenge is making it! 😉 I love the creative process….

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