This must be an all time record for me. I started cutting this quilt 12 days ago. I popped out to London, and made a cushion to add variety to my days - but otherwise I stayed focused.Today I finished the DS quilt while sat at Ange's house, nattering away a mile a minute (as I am prone to do).
Finishing it at Ange's house had several benefits. (a) I had someone to hold up the quilt for me so I could take a photo And she is taller than me so it wasn't dragging on the grass, nor did we have to bring out a chair for her to stand on. (b) Her garden provides a myriad of photo opportunities. I may aim to finish all my quilts there just to take advantage of this in the future.
This quilt comprises of 42 9" Shoo Fly blocks. All fabrics used are by Denyse Schmidt, mostly the reprint of Flea Market Fancy, but a few others thrown in. The background is Kona White. The thread - as per usual - is Aurifil 50w 2600, which is the soft dove grey. I used this for the quilting as well as the piecing.
I backed it with Spot On in Chartreuse, the wide cut so no piecing occurred to make up the back. The binding is scrappy, all DS fabrics to go with the blocks.
The finished quilt measures up at 60" x 69". It is off to Canada in a very short time as our wedding present to my niece.
By the time I took to stuffing the quilt in the nook in the tree I decided I probably had enough photos. But as you can see Ange's garden does offer up an ideal backdrop, and the various benches and children's play equipment are all suitable photo props. I encourage you to get friendly with Ange and take advantage of her lovely garden. She also makes yummy bacon sandwiches and ever so good lemon cake.
Thank you, Ange, for a lovely day as well as the use of your garden.