Sandy Quilt # 2 is Finished

Another One Is Finished

Since November of 2012 I have been focusing my attention on the Sandy Quilt Block project over at the Quilting Gallery.  Earlier this month I decided to enroll in the A Year of Lovely Finishes challenge.

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I designated January as the month to finish up Sandy Quilt # 2.  I’m thrilled to report I did indeed successfully reach my goal.  Pictured below are a few of the photos I took of the quilt.





You may find links to the history of this quilt here

These are its vital statistics:

  • The quilt has 6 rows of 7 blocks each for a total of 42 blocks
  • The quilt measures 85 1/2″ wide  x 97″ long
  • The origin of the blocks was Florida (4) , Massachusetts (6), Pennsylvania (2), Texas (10) and Wisconsin (20)
  • The quilt has two borders.  Border # 1 is brown and measures 3″ wide.  Border # 2 is black and measures 4″ wide.
  • The binding is black
  • The brand of batting is Warm & Natural
  • The backing was constructed from a beige and navy blue print fabric donated by one of the block contributors.
  • The quilt was quilted with an all-over meander stitch

On to Sandy Quilt # 3

Sandy Quilt # 3 is well underway.  I expect to wrap that quilt up in February.  I encourage you to stop by Freshly Pieced for their weekly WIP link-up and Sew BitterSweet Designs for the January Finishes in the 2013 A Lovely Year of Finishes.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

22 thoughts on “Sandy Quilt # 2 is Finished

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  4. I like it very much with her black sashings .

    1. Thank you very much

  5. I like this quilt. I am a fan of darker colors. It looks great!

    1. Thanks so much!

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  7. What a wonderful quilt! The dark sashing really sets off the blocks. Your generosity in organizing this effort for Sandy victims is inspiring.

    1. Thank you very kindly!

  8. I know it was tough to get a picture of the whole quilt, but I love the picture that you posted! It really gives you a good idea on the size of the quilt. I really love, love, love the quilting on this one. Can’t wait to see how the rest of them turn out! :0)

    1. Thank you very much! Pictures can be challenging but I finally was successful.

      Thanks for the compliment on the quilting. I already have plans for the other two.

  9. This quilt is SUPER fun! I love your detailed stats and that you included where all the blocks came from. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! It’s the collaborative effort between strangers that makes it so fun and rewarding. I’m sure we will never meet one another but the labor of our hands has come together in a wonderful way. It will be a sad day in my home when the final quilt is sent on its way. They have been so much a part of my life.

      Thank you for stopping by.

  10. I do like this quilt – and I love the way the black frames each block, it looks gorgeous!

    1. Oh, I think the way in which all of the fabrics came together is amazing. It’s almost like is was some how orchestrated. Thanks so much for your kind words!

  11. I love it, congratulations on your finish and I read the post about your fabric bundle, what a fun little surprise in the mail.

    1. Thanks you very much! Indeed it was a wonderful surprise. I think I have a project lined up for it too.

  12. Beautiful quilt, and good luck with your “finishes”! I couldn’t do it!

    1. Thanks so much!

  13. Such an emotional quilt, Cindy. Thanks to you and the participants for doing something so special for those in need. I love the little pops of colour that emerge from the otherwise low volume-ness of the quilt. That seems to tell the story.

    1. Your words are music to my ears! Thank you so much for your comment!