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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Impromptu Quilt ~ Finally Finished!

At the beginning of this summer, I made a list of the projects I wanted to accomplish before returning to school in September. Getting this Impromptu Quilt bound, washed, photographed and listed in my etsy shop was on that list, and can finally be crossed off!

This quilt started as a quilt along last summer with the intention of using up a good portion of my fabric stash. It barely made a dent in my stash, but it was so fun to make and I do love that it has a real scrappy look to it. I was able to finish the top last summer and then piece the backing, but getting a date on the long arm machine had to wait until I finished school in the spring. I booked the very first day available once my classes wrapped up, but while my kids were still in school. Then all that needed to be done was the binding.

School starts for the kids in a few days, and real nursing courses and clinicals for me the first week in September, so I feel like I cut it a bit close just finishing this up last week! But it is done, and I am so very pleased with the result. Take a look and see what you think of it...

This is the quilt from the front, being held over the deck railing by my two younger kids because that is the only place where it could hang down freely since it is so HUGE! The quilt measures about 90 inches square! Wow! It was just fresh out of the dryer when these pictures were taken, so it's all quilty and bunchy and warm just like quilts should be!

This is the quilt from that back. I pieced leftover blocks from the front and surrounded them with a darker print so that it could be used for picnics or on the beach or at the park without dirt showing as much. If you click on the picture to see it bigger, you will see that the design is a daisy in a hexagon shape in aqua and brown, a great color combination!

The perfect place for a nap in the sun, don't you think?

Picnic anyone?

I stitched a happy daisy quilting design all over the whole quilt. I just love that quilting design!

The binding is a fun aqua swirl print that sets off the white background of the quilt very nicely.

And of course my very favorite shot of a finished quilt...all rolled up and ready to go!

A few other fun projects have also been crossed off my summer things-to-do list, and I will show them here as time permits. I hope you have had a fun and productive summer as well.

Happy Stitching!

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