Janet Miller's design was not an easy task, but I am so glad I persevered, and many years later, can finally say "Quilted Village is a finish!" It finishes at about 60" square and was quilted in an all-over design by Ange at Quilting on the Mira.
The day was unusually bright when I took the quilt outside for pictures, so just imagine the quilt with much stronger colours. Quilted Village had a quick swing on the deck glider...
and then posed for some quilting closeups!
After this finish, it was on to something much easier and much quicker to finish. I had picked up a panel awhile back that was supposed to be sewn into a fabric book, but decided instead to pair it with my bright polka dots and turn it into a baby quilt. What a fun play mat this could be!
I kept the quilting to a minimum, using a grid pattern and a straight stitch.
I had a little flannel waiting to uses as backing for the perfect quilt so the end result is a cozy little quilt that finishes at about 35" x 40".
What's next? I am flipping through books and surfing the net to find ways to use these bright and bold fabrics I picked up on my latest trip to the West. A scrap quilter like me sure loves bundles of fat eighths, especially with such a variety of colours and fabric lines. Be still my heart!
It's a great day for quilting!