Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I've officially finished my Blogger Girls Block of the Month quilt top, and I'm in love with it. I really want to get going on my 10 Things This Summer list and just couldn't feel good about starting some new things without finishing up this quilt I started last December.
The pattern is by Monique Dillard, and I used 2 Layer Cakes and yardage from Indigo Crossing by Minick & Simpson for Moda. The finished size is 70" x 87". This is my first blue and cream quilt, and I can definitely see more in my future (I'm already thinking of a Schnibbles project with my scraps)! Now I just need to figure out the quilting. I'm pretty sure a quilt that took this much work deserves custom quilting...
I've named this quilt "Gatherings." I thought a lot about "gathering" as I was finishing it up. We gather friends and experiences throughout our lives. We gather together to sew, to visit, to share and to learn. Gathering is something our great grandmothers and their grandmothers before them did as they sat in sewing circles and quilting bees.
As quilters we gather bits and pieces of inspiration from many different places. Yes, "Gatherings" is a good name for this quilt.
Thanks so much for stopping by...have a wonderful day!
♥ Posted by Sherri at 8:31:00 AM