"Beautiful like a castle!" was Tertia's description of our new stair rail, finished yesterday. And what better way to showcase it than a (nearly) finished quilt?
Aunt Maggie's Patchwork Quilt, a pattern by Lori Smith. Mine was a block-of-the-month kit from The Primitive Thimble, a local quilt shop that is sadly no longer in existence.
I finished the squiggle/loop/star quilting 2 days ago but it's been a crazy week, too busy to take pictures until now.
Plus, in the middle of all the construction I came down with a nasty sore throat cold. I literally just got over one of these that lasted a month.
You can see the quilting stitches better against the backing fabric. I used Warm & Natural batting, so it's a little heavier quilt than I usually get when I use Hobbs Heirloom.
It's 68" x 86". I applied a binding and hanging sleeve yesterday but haven't yet begun the process of hand-stitching them to the back. Still, I'm counting it as a finished February UFO for the purposes of Judy L.'s UFO challenge at Patchwork Times. And a Friday Finish for Crazy Mom Quilts.
I really like this quilt. There are only a few small puckers and bunches in the quilting, which turned out nice and even by my standards anyway. But I'm considering selling it if I can... I'd like to start to do a little to help with Primigenitus' college tuition. So if any of you have feedback for me, whether on pricing or how to market it, let me know in a comment. I'm totally new at this aspect of quilting. I know I'll be watching the auction quilts I made for Cedar Tree to see how they do, and maybe trying to make some contacts there.