But I FINALLY have a finished quilt project!
Remember Scrap Basket Sunday? This was my ongoing project over the past year or so. The pattern is called Pie in the Sky and it's from Kim Diehl's book, Simple Graces.
There were all sorts of stops and starts on this one. I went along making four blocks a week okay for quite awhile, but then piecing it all together took some time, partly due to the size of the quilt top and partly due to other personal distractions.
And then there was the quilting. It was hard to decide what color thread to use, but the backing of the quilt is a purple fabric, so I decided on purple thread. This is a king size quilt that I quilted on a domestic machine, and the weight alone made it very tiring to quilt. And once I finished quilting the main blocks, I ran out of gas for a couple months until I made up my mind to just jump back in and get it done. I had to fill in a some open areas in the sashing and block intersections with a quilt pattern, and after looking at what I'd done so far, I ended up quilting a couple of different sized circles in those spaces.
Deciding what to pick for my binding was a no-brainer: I pulled out my bag of random leftover sashing pieces and pieced quite a few together for a scrappy binding that matches the scrappiness of the rest of the quilt. I love the finished quilt--it seems like the perfect scrappy, happy combination of colors to dress my bed through the summer months.
Now onto the next project . . . .