I am sighing a big sigh of relief to have gotten three quilts finished this past weekend. These are going to be wonderful additions to my quilt collection, and I have no excuse for dragging things out so long. Get them done, get them quilted, and get them on the beds!
The quilt in the picture above is Message in a Bottle, a Miss Rosie's Quilt Company pattern. I adore the jewel like facets the blocks make when they are set diagonally. Two super simple basic blocks--pinwheel and square in a square--and when you set them diagonnally and add pieced setting triangles, you get the most complex looking design. I am thrilled that I finally got this pattern done, and highly recommend it.
Those plain squares sure do suggest some great custom quilting options too!
The designer of the pattern, Carrie Nelson, strongly recommended a mitered border on this quilt. She suggests that a mitered border is a great look on most diagonally set quilts, an opinion I completely endorse. However, after my complete failure to get a good looking mitered border on my Long Road Home quilt (pictured yesterday), I was not about to tackle that job again. Bother.
Last, but not least, here is Hill Country Baskets, another pattern by Bonnie Blue Quilts. It is a miracle I finished this quilt, because it took forever to line up the right fabrics, forever to make the basket blocks, F.o.r.e.v.e.r to attach the fussy cut lattices, and FOREVER to get up the energy to get the last two borders on. Something within me persevered however, and I can add this quilt to my DONE! list. I think I am changing the name of this quilt to Forever.
Did I mention it is as big as a circus tent? Yes it is. This will be wonderful on my queen sized bed.