As you may recall, I went to CCLQ @ The Bluff Quilt Retreat in 2015. (I'm SEW excited that there's another planned for 2018!!) I presented a Mystery Quilt from about 15 years ago. It's an oldie, but a goody! Most of the quilters participated and one wasn't happy with her fabric selection when the quilt was done.
A year passed and she gave her completed quilt top to me (where it sat on the Project Shelf with mine.)
Fast forward ANOTHER year to the time (last week) when Bluff Quilt in Brown's number FINALLY came up for quilting...
That quilt was loaded onto the frame:
And quilting commenced:
But what of that gifted quilt top???
It WAS the same pattern as Bluff Quilt in Brown!! That Double Baptist Fan template board quilting design would certainly look as good on Bluff Quilt in Blue.
I loaded that one:
It got quilted, too:
It's a tricky one to photograph:
I took it outside and that was a bit better, but the quilting pattern didn't really show up very well:
Here is a close-up:
Along with one of the back:
Then came the time to bind the quilt, which came with a game of "Binding Chicken" because I was forced to get it out of the trimmings left from the quilt backing:
Fortunately, there was JUST enough:
THIS is a photo of the completed quilt:
But here's one that REALLY makes the quilting shine:
Chalk one up for me. I've got a finish to report for the Summer 2017 (Ravelry) UFO Club!! Hooray!!!
The excitement continued when I got home from finishing the quilt at a Mini Retreat, I showed it off to DS2 and he REALLY liked it.
How could I tell??
The boy (who has been going through a tough time lately) asked, "Who is that one for?" Followed by, "I like the color and the pattern." This, from the one who said that he didn't NEED any more quilts (when asked about a T-quilt for graduation last year!)
What's a Mom to do??
Well, this one said, "Enjoy YOUR new quilt!" And so he did:
Special thanks to my good friend, Candy!! Your unloved quilt top provided me with another way to give my son a warm hug.
Until next time...
Life is full of surprises!!!