Having a deadline-this quilt’s departure to Costa Rica on April 1st- was definitely a good thing. I think this is the fastest quilt I’ve ever made (under 2 months start to finish) but hopefully not the last. It feels too good.
Finished size is 51″ by 64″, a good size for a wall hanging or throw. I believe the ‘random mix plan’ worked, there’s just enough consistent unconsistency in the fabric and colors that it works- smoothly flowing chaos.
The back and better view of the quilting job- thanks Cindy! As you can see, I need to fill in the label I sewed into the corner. I’ve got to make sure I’ve got the Spanish words correct before I start writing. (The quilt is for my daughter’s host family in Costa Rica, she’s there for a 6 month foreign exchange.) She’s been there about a month and a half and has been treated exquisitely every moment of it. We are forever indebted for their kindness, love and generosity- the very least I can do is make them a quilt!
This is what I’d like to do… curl up under the quilt with a cup of tea, snack and a good book (I’m going to re-read These Is My Words by Nancy Turner because I love it so much). Well, we’ll see how that goes… I can dream can’t I?
For the full tutorial on making these block using the foundation piecing method look here.
For the post on piecing the blocks look here.
For how to piece together the finished blocks in the quilt top (including a look at the blocks from the back) look here.