So I have taunted and teased long enough - it's time to share one of the quilts, as well as a bit of the "backstory" on this project.
This project actually began in April, when Lazy Sister Sue, Jill and I got together to swap our fabrics for our SIS quilts (oh - and visit Jill and attend a big quilt show and some other fun stuff... but that's another story). Later that month, as I am cutting the fabrics - I once again realize that I have more fabrics than needed for the pattern. So even as I cut my top, my brain is plotting what to do with the scraps.
So my top is all cut - not assembled but cut - and it's now July and I come across this pattern on Moda Bake Shop. Instantly the lights go on in my head, and I set myself to cutting squares for half square triangles, planning on making this for Jill - who has told me she does not put up a tree for her and the pups.
The flimsy for Jill is finished in August (and mine is not): (note the green trees and grass, and flowers in the garden)
table adapted to do better quilting - and then with Christmas and new windows and a new furnace and a new hot water heater and a full time job and Cub Scouts - it kind of got put even more on hold. I opted not to rush through the quilting as I wanted to do some new things and did not want to be stressed about the calendar, too.
So I quilted some snowflakes. This was an experiment -and I had printed them out and quilted over the printouts - causing a bit of paper and toner to get trapped under the thread (oops - not good on WOW) but they look really great despite that!!!
Then on the borders, which were rippling slightly - I wanted really heavy quilting, so I did what I think of as "radiators" -kind of a loopy zig zag one way, then the other way, in squarish quadrants all around the border. This picture shows it on the red stars (red thread) and on the back (an offwhite pinstripe shirting fabric).
It is finally in Jill's hands -with some shortbread to sweeten the gift.