Firstly, I have at long last finished my Kaleidoscope quilt from last summer's QAL with Don't Call Me Betsy. In spite of resurrecting this quilt from the UFO pile a couple of weeks ago I did have visions of her returning there, but she is a UFO no more, not even a WIP, and I love her!
Look at the quilted crinkly loveliness!
Next up is a special Bee Blessed quilt that I stitched up at Easter from a charm pack and fabrics kindly donated to Bee Blessed.
Crazy life took over for a bit, and throw in a lost fabric order, and I didn't quite get around to finishing this one up. Last night I took the bull by the horns though and decided to piece a back together because Bee have identified a young man as the recipient of this quilt and we would like to gift it to him sooner rather than later.
Generally speaking, I have avoided piecing backings at all costs and this one is actually a first for me. I think it looks quite well, but it is a doozie trying to keep everything straight both on the top and on the back. That bit I didn't enjoy, but the rest of this quilt I have loved making and it's nice to know it's going to a good home. Hopefully the recipient won't inspect it with a spirit level, and just enjoy the comfort it is intended to bring.
|Quilting close up.|