You may (or may not) recall that I made last year's Fat Quarter Shop Mystery Block of the Month quilt.
Well here it is.
What do you think? (Sorry 'bout the crap photo ... this quilt is too big to photograph well. Or maybe it's my house that's too small to photograph the quilt well! LOL!)
I used the finishing kit. Cute idea to turn blocks into flower heads.
My favorite block.
My other favorite block.
And my OTHER other favorite block ...
which inspired me to change the border fabric from a large taupe/red floral to smaller pink strawberries print. I am nothing if not predictable.
I also changed the blossom fabric to be all white - more strawberry blossomy.
And to finish it all off a lovely longarmer applied her magic for me ...
with an apropo strawberries design ('cause the fabric collection is called "Strawberry Fields" ... I know, right?)
in a pale pink thread.
Sarah is an amazingly talented long arm quilter who lives in a suburb of Syracuse NY (but she has customers ship quilts to her from all over). Her philosophy on longarming is that quilters put so much time into a quilt that it has to be top-stitched exactly how the maker wants it. She has lots of pantograph designs (also known as "all over" or "edge to edge") to choose from and does some free motion too. Her turn around time is a week or less and she treats every quilt as if it were her own. You can email her at:
srussett514 (at) yahoo (dot) com
Thanks again Sarah!
Now all I need to do is bind it.
I'm just waiting for a day when it's freezing cold and snowing outside.
(And by forgot I mean tried really hard to pretend I live here.)