I've been working hard to finish projects lately.
The cheery colors and fun fabrics are making me deleriously happy as we wait for spring to arrive. It is still dreary and brown outside but the chickens have been out scratching in the garden and we have had a few sunny "no coat" days! Spring is coming. I'm sure of it. I snapped these photos this morning just before it started to pour rain and I am now listening to rumbles of thunder as I type. It is a happy day.
I recently purchased a roll of Quilter's Dream wool batting and wanted to try it before suggesting it to clients for their quilts.
I LOVE the way the wool quilts. It may be my new favorite batting. It has just the right amount of puff and isn't heavy. They say it is washable but I haven't washed this yet. The wool also springs back a little better than the cotton after being folded. I'll be sure to let you know if I have any problems with it but so far it's a winner.
I worked across the quilt back and forth repeating the following two stitch patterns.
This simple quilting design doesn't detract from the postage stamp pattern while giving it just enough oomph.
The "S" curves make an interesting twisted square shape.
The backing is this fun Ikea fabric that I've been saving for years.
The finished quilt measures 46'' by 58''
squares are 1.5'' finished
batting - Quilter's Dream wool
quilted with Aurifil 50wt #4651