Whoop whoop, my Journey of a Quilter is finished! I am happy dancing. This Journey began in April 2014 when I signed up for this quilt as a BOM from Material Girls in South Jordan, Utah. We received a block each month from April to December. It was pretty expensive, but I am so glad that I splurged.
The shop did a fantastic job with the fabrics even though they sometimes forgot to post pictures of the blocks which put me behind. The shop closed right after I received the last block because the owner died unexpectedly.
I stitched in the ditch for the interior of the quilt using perle cotton #8 blanc.
The pictures do NOT do the quilt justice with all the embroidery details--the light was not great outside because it is cloudy and threatening to rain.
It took me awhile to find the right border fabric and I am really pleased with the fuchsia.
The lime green binding is a Moda Marble and it is a cheerful frame for the quilt.
The yellow floral backing is so cheerful and came from the sale bin at my LQS. I bought all the had and barely had enough for this project.
I attached the label before quilting and just quilted right on through it too.
Here is where it is hanging in my sewing room--this is the only wall that I have that is big enough for it. I think a coordinating throw pillow might have to be made for my chair.
This Journey has been fantastic because I love embroidering and hand quilting and this gorgeous project included both. It is a Leanne Beasley design, but my colors are drastically different than what her pattern shows. Here is a link to her website http://www.leanneshouse.com
This is another design from Leanne called Down in the Garden. I would love to trade my Journey of a Quilter pattern set for this one. If you are interested in trading please leave me a comment. These pattern sets run about $150 and the only place I can find them available is Australia so the shipping is really expensive too. I looked on eBay and didn't find one. If you are interested in trading please leave me a comment!
Today was Mother's Day and usually my mom and I spend the day sewing, but with her recent hand surgery she was not up for sewing. Instead, we went to see the movie, Still Alice. We both loved the book and wanted to see the movie and it was shown as part of a special movie offering in our town today. We cried our eyes out as I expected and the movie really followed the book and was so tragic! I am loving Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book so much that I decided to get my mom one too. I also picked up some farm looking fat quarters and made her the Apron Strings pin cushion. She was thrilled!
This was my fantastic Mother's Day gift from my daughter! She has great taste and filled this gorgeous basket with all my favorites--EOS lip balm, a couple of chick flicks, a beautiful infinity scarf, pens, miniature Heath bars in a fun Starbucks mug, more chocolate with caramel, a Taste of Home recipe magazine, and some lilac color Essie nail polish. I will be painting my toes this new color tonight and digging out some more handwork while we watch one of these movies together.
I am so proud of this finish, I will be linking this finish all over blog land--see all the buttons on the right side!