Welcome to Spring!
Another week has flown by and once again it’s time to connect with
The majority of last week was dedicated to wrapping up one of my largest challenges. Read on and you will discover what I am referring to.
Another Quilt is Completed
With mixed emotions I am sad yet overjoyed to announce Sandy Quilt # 4 is finished. The joint efforts of the wonderful ladies that constructed the individual blocks coupled with the hours I logged to assemble the quilt top, apply the quilting stitches and finally frame it with a binding have now come to an end.
A Look Back
Sandy Quilt # 4 is the fourth of four quilts I have assembled for the Hurricane Sandy Quilt Project sponsored in part by the Quilting Gallery. Historical details of the process can be found here, and here. Let’s take a look at its vital statistics:
- The quilt has 6 rows of 7 blocks each for a total of 42 blocks.
- The quilt measures 84.5″ wide x 96.5″ long.
- The blocks originated from Canada (20) , Florida (2), and Utah (20).
- The quilt has two borders. Border # 1 is pink and measures 2.5″ wide. Border # 2 is black and measures 3.5″ wide.
- The binding is black and was made from the same fabric used for the outer border.
- The brand of batting is Warm & Natural.
- The backing was made from a blue and green colored flannel. The printed pattern is called Butterfly Scarf. I purchased the bolt of fabric many years ago. Who knew it would be used as a backing for this quilt.
- The outer border was quilted with a bubble or pebble stitch.
- The pink border has a swirl pattern.
- The body of the quilt was stitched with a random swirl pattern.
- For the first time ever I recorded the number of hours my long-arm quilt machine was used and the number of stitches applied. I logged five hours and thirty-six minutes and tallied 220,699 stitches. That’s a lot of stitches.
Enough with all the numbers now let’s take a closer look.
Cross that One Off
Well there you have it. Although I am able to record this one as a successfully completed project for the 2013 A Lovely Year of Finishes challenge there’s an endless list of other items awaiting attention. No time to bask in the glow. Time to move on to other projects.
I’m linking my post with Freshly Pieced’s Wednesday Work In Progress and Sew Bittersweet’s A Lovely Year of Finishes. Both blogs are a wonderful place to peek in on the progress of other quilters. Don’t miss the opportunity to check them out.
Thanks so much for stopping by!