Did you wonder if I was ever going to finish this quilt? I bet you did. I got stuck on the back, I was going to do a cool pieced chair, but as I was starting it, I wondered why I made things so complicated on myself, and just went for a simple back (by Ty Pennington). I matched the pattern so you can’t tell where it is pieced ;) You can, however, see where I fold it!
I went to Kirsten’s house and used her totally rockin’ new Bernina so I could have access to a walking foot. I didn’t want any puckers or anything going on; I worked too hard on this for it to be messed up on the final steps! I straight-line stitched through all the sashing and in the embroidered blocks.
I just used a solid purple Kona for the binding. I think it looks lovely against that chartreuse backing!
I think it is magnificent. I even slept with it on my bed last night and we’re getting into some pretty warm weather around here. But I had to use it!! This one is a no-kids-allowed quilt (since it is, after all, for me!), and will probably be up in my closet for most of its life. The zig-zag quilt I made recently already has pen all over it. So, this one will be carefully guarded.
I still love looking at all those chairs. Now Mike has picked up a few of their names and will proudly say, “My favorite is the Klismos!” So then my heart starts beating wildly because the man is speaking in Interior History to me. ha ha.
(Quilt stats: Tufted Tweets by Laurie Wisbrun, Kona in Bone, Ash, and Mulberry?, and embroidered with DMC floss. Lap size, 47” x 61”)