Over the weekend I engaged in some marathon quilt binding and now I can show off what I got finished. This is my Westminster Niner. All the fabrics are from Westminster - Kaffe Fassett, Brandon Mably, Phillip Jacobs. The pattern in a new release from Thimble Blossoms called Niner - you can see it here.
I am so HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY with this quilt! It measures about 84" square and is going to look fabulous in my new house. I'm envisioning this hanging over the back of my living room sofa.... or on my bed. Who know where it will end up. I dragged it outside for a couple of pictures this afternoon. It was very sunny and hard to get the colors exactly right.
Lounging on the lawn - looks comfy! LOL
Here is a close up of one of the "blocks"... except I didn't follow the pattern direction and instead of blocks I put it together in diagonal rows. Doing it the way I did eliminated dealing with bias edges all along the outside of the block and made it easier to assemble, in my humble opinion. Also I cut all of the outside triangle units using my Easy Cut ruler (it is an older version of the EZ Companion Angle ruler) and I had no bias edges to deal with, at all. I probably used more background fabric the way I did it, but I had lots of the lovely yellow fabric with the orange dots.
I really love the pantograph quilting pattern on this quilt. It is a large paisley in a bright orange thread and was done by Terry Finnerty of The Walking Needle. - you can see her Facebook page here. I am very happy with her work. I really feel that the quilting give the quilt a wonderful extra dimension.
Now I'd like to wash this quilt and get it nice and crinkly but that will have to wait for the weekend. On Monday my washer decided it didn't like to do big loads and has overflowed twice. The oldest Y chromosome member of this household has "repaired" it to his satisfaction, but not mine. He believes I should only do small loads and then it won't overflow. Genius idea... too bad I do the washing for 4 people who change clothes daily and create a large amount of laundry. The washer has been going non-stop on the "small" load plan. And while this may keep him from purchasing a new washer I'm sure the electric and water bill next month will increase substantially. Grrrrr.... I'll take the quilt down to my son's house over the weekend and use his washer instead.