After a long, long, long break from blog hopping, it's time for my day of
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!
With the big scare of losing some of our favorite gingham, we had to include gingham in one
of our projects just to show Riley Blake that we LOVE their gingham!
I used Riley Blake's aqua color gingham and dots to make this ruffled chevron quilt.
While I was looking for a good spot at the park to take a picture, a mom and her two kids
volunteered to help hold up the quilt. They didn't even know me, but they were so nice!
I love how willing this boy was to help...his little sister was adorable, too!
I added a little ric rac above the ruffle and straight stitched a gazillion rows to quilt it.
While going through all my stash I found a huge section of Moda Turnovers that I'd sewn
together long, long ago. I added a couple borders, straight stitch quilted it, and got the binding on.
It's a perfect size to hide under while watching my favorite TV series "The Walking Dead."
I saw a quilt on the wall at Quilted Works and just knew I HAD to make it.
It is called Front Porch by Jan Patek, but mine does not look exactly like hers.
(I have a problem following directions, so mine is just a tad different.)
The Other Front Porch Quilt
Here's my hubby braving a 12-foot drop to CONCRETE just to hang my quilt for a photo.
He was wearing flip flops while crawling across boulders to secure the quilt, so I might have
gasped a few times when he almost slipped. I envisioned a trip to the emergency room or worse!
With his work done, he waited patiently for me to take the photos. What a guy!
I've never made a quilt with this many applique pieces...there were 1000's of pieces I'm sure!
The size is about 74" x 98" and almost all the fabrics were from my stash.
Quilted Works did their usual amazing job of quilting it with stars and swirls. Love it!