Whoop, whoop! I picked up my machine yesterday, and I am back in business, y'all! I was without it for just under two weeks, but it felt like much longer. As soon as I got home, I got her back in my cabinet, filled a few bobbins, and started to quilt, quilt, quilt on those projects that were waiting. First up was this quilt for the grandson of a friend, who is due in May.
When I look at this quilt, I see classic Americana, and that's what I've decided to name this one. My friend wanted a Double Slice pattern in these colors, and when I got the top together, I wasn't sure if I liked it, and even contemplated starting over. I worried that since there isn't a ton of contrast in the chosen colors, that they ran together too much with such a busy pattern.
Sometimes I have a vision of a quilt in my mind, and if it doesn't turn out as I expect when it goes together, it's hard to evaluate the quilt clearly. I ended up asking the opinion of a few friends who really liked it, and now that it's finished, I have to say that I'm happy with it too. I think it just took a little while to get that initial vision out of my head.
I went with a denim chambray on the back, with some leftover strips for some added interest, and the bright red binding just pops against all of that blue and gray. This quilt measures 54" square.
I'm working to finish up my other projects in waiting (including my Liberty quilt!) before my parents come in town for a visit this weekend. I've been missing my machine so much lately, that I don't see a problem with quilting at all hours to make that happen!
ps- NTT is still on for this evening, but since I have three giveaway winners to announce in that post, plus highlights from last week, I decided to make two separate posts to keep the party post a reasonable length. See you this evening! :)