Lots of firsts with this quilt. Besides the ones that I mentionedhere, I also used a 40 wt variegated thread for quilting and I sewed a hanging sleeve on with the binding.
I quilted wavy lines along the diagonal 'stripes' , the lighter stripes more densely than the darker stripes. I also quilted a smaller scale of the same thing in the little squares.
I need to hand stitch the bottom edge of the hanging sleeve to the back, but I am still calling it a finish.
The next quilt in line for finish is this ABC quilt that I started before we went on vacation in March. I had the blocks put together and sewed them together at retreat last month.
I have never heard of quoits!
Very sweet vintage images!
After a photo of the completed top was posted in our guild Facebook page another member 'Crafty Tammie' offered me a panel of "Recess" if I wanted it for the back. I traded some Denyse Schmidt fabric for it, since she is hosting a DS swap and I thought it might come in handy. (and, so I wouldn't have to report it as an addition to my stash!)
I assembled the back today.
And I think I like it better than the front!
I am debating using it for a top, and backing it and the ABC quilt with solids. If I use them both as quilt tops, then I would have two to donate.
What do you think? Can it stand on its own as a quilt, or do I use if for the back?