I finished the Fantasy Garden quilt.
This started as 10 fat quarters From P&B Textiles
I wanted a block that would allow me to keep the large scale prints in larger pieces. so this is what I decided on
with the fabric I had I was able to make 16 blocks
I added a white inner border and used up all the leftover fabrics in a pieced border
I used white fabric for the backing and Hobb’s Tuscany Wool batting…here it is layered and ready to hand quilt
I did outline stitching for the quilting, in the large squares I outlined the flowers and leaves, and for the triangles I quilted around each one.
After had quilting I washed it and dried it ( in the machine) and this made the quilting show more because of the shrinkage. I did not prewash the fabrics for the top. I almost always do but in this case I did want some shrink after quilting so I didn’t prewash those, but I did prewash the backing. So here it is after washing. (Click pictures to enlarge)
The hand quilting really shows now.
even more on the back.
While the quilt was in the dryer Teddy took a nap
as soon as he hears the camera turn on he wakes up
and is ready to pose
This was a fun quilt to make. I normally do not use large-scale prints and I had some concerns that it would be too much. I think it worked, I love the result.
Now on to another UFO or 2 or 3