August 4th, 2012
This is a pattern in the Little Bits Quilting Bee book that I finished a while ago and have just now gotten a decent picture of it. It’s challenging to photograph a quilt in low lighting, which was about all we had around here until a few weeks ago! But alas, here it is. I bought the fabrics last year in July with a plan to make a quilt, although I wasn’t sure at the time what pattern to use. I was thinking of making one up until I became enamored with the quilts in the book and I knew the fabric was destined for this geometry. I just love the color mix paired with the white and the chartreuse binding–so fun! I did loosely hand quilt this one, but I mean loosely–I used a very long stitch and just did it along the pattern already in place, which is quite spread out. I love it. It makes it just crinkly enough and still feels almost as special as the ones I quilt painstakingly! It didn’t take much more time than it would have to tie it, either, so I may be doing this more in the future…maybe.
We have been out and about enjoying the fruits of summer–the beach and walks and more berry picking. There has been some engrossed bouts of sewing, but only on cloudy days! I hope you are enjoying your summer (if it’s that time of year for you).
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