I rescued this quilt from my UFO pile at the start of the Olympics--it was about half way done with the quilting. It is Love Blooms Here. It was a Quiltmaker magazine BOM in 2014. It is a combination of wool felt and cottons--I made it completely from my stash! I only subscribed to the magazine that year for the patterns.
The backing is a striped brushed cotton I had in my stash. I decided to hand quilt it with perle cotton #8 ecru. It finished 46 x 59 inches. I decided to use the rose color for binding to modernize it and make it pop a little.
The happy sunflowers make me smile! I outlined all the wool felt appliqué and stitched in the ditch on the pieced parts.
I cross hatched the border using 1.5 inch squares. Masking tape was my friend for the border stitching.
I made the label back when I finished the top in 2014, but it was definitely not complete until last night! I am pleased to have this finished and it will be hung up in February and stay up through spring.
With the NFL football season only days away and my new empty nest status, I am planning on starting a couple of new wool felt projects to keep my hands busy as I stitch my way through many games. By the way my daughter is having an amazing time at college--
This is her freshman seminar class at their invocation ceremony! Do you notice the ratio of males to females? She sure did--she is the tall one in black in the front!