I told myself I wouldn’t post again until I got this quilt top done. Added the bottom border yesterday and snapped a few pictures before getting it all wrapped up for my Dad’s birthday gift.
I didn’t have access to my husband’s phone, which has a much better lens on the camera. It looks like I have a ‘dream’ filter on mine.
I present to you – NANTUCKET!
And a third shot, just to be repetitive:
LOVE this quilt! As I worked on the bottom border, I had to piece more 9 patch units due to the extra inner round of neutral border blocks. I had a charm pack and went through that for all the neutrals and tans for the alternating squares as well. In fact, I added a few neutral fabrics from my stash to get me to the end. A great cream/white toile print and a couple of shirtings from some manufacturer other than MODA (amazing that I can really, really tell a difference in the fabric. It was quite a bit thinner!).
There were a few prints from the Midwinter Reds collection that I had held out of the quilt up to this time, because I felt they were too equally white/red and would muddy up the design. However, I love the few that ended up being scattered about.
I did a fussy cut of this floral one and I love it!! Also, the print of the white ‘x’ on the red background (see the block just above the fussy cut flower) wasn’t used until the bottom border either. I have some yardage of that print and I plan to bind the quilt in it.
I am so thoroughly happy that I did Nantucket, but I am soooo ready to move into a new project. After Christmas. I can’t wait to share with you in 2014!
I hope the weekend is the start to a great holiday week for you, if you are celebrating for Christmas. My family will be traveling here, there and everywhere on many different days over the next two weeks. I hope to survive intact.
Thanks for visiting today!