Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I haven't posted in a while. July through September is the busiest time of the year at my day job so I haven't been doing much quilting. I did finish this one though. It's a gift for my mother-in-law's sister, who celebrates her 90th birthday this month. I finished the blocks and put them together at the Ranch Hand's quilt retreat two weeks ago. The pattern is called Patches and Pinwheels and is from Bonnie Hunter's website, www.quiltville.com. Here a link to it.

And a closeup, to show the wonderful striped binding fabric I found for it.

I used wool batting and quilted it with Superior Omni thread in a pattern called Verdant. I have fallen in love with wool batting! I don't know how it's processed but it doesn't felt or beard. It's also light and fluffy, much lighter then cotton, which is great for large quilts.

I had a lot of big things happen in my life this summer, some great, some not so great. I cut my finger pretty bad with a rotary cutter, entered a quilt in my local fair and won Best of Show (large quilts), was in a car accident, my daughter got engaged, my dogs got skunked, and I went to Oregon to take a class with Bonnie Hunter! I will post more details later but I'll say now that my finger healed and I wasn't seriously injured in the accident.