This quilt is on its way to Fort McMurray, Alberta this today, along with six other quilts that our quilt ministry group worked on over the past few weeks. I pieced this one over several evenings and did some simple ditch quilting and machine bound it, all-in-all the fastest quilt I've ever put together! It took longer to take apart and re-cut the unsquared pieces we started with than it did to put everything back together again.
Good to have this quilt completed and to begin working on some new projects waiting in the wings!
For instance, ideas abound for this sweet Jolly Bar Vintage Picnic collection - I was doubly lucky during Lara Bucella's recent blog hop featuring her newly published book Crafted Applique .. New Possibilities, winning both a copy of her book from one of her featured bloggers and one of the giveaways on Lara's blog. I love the fact that I'd just received an order of some yardage that just happens to match perfectly one of the featured colorways in the collection.