My little surgery last week went well and I'm back to sewing and normal activities. Thank you for your kind thoughts and all the good wishes you left in the comments.
The last finish I posted was my Framed Nine Patch (F9P) and I offered to post a tutorial if anyone's interested. Several people left comments expressing interest, so I will put together a tutorial as follows:
- Wed. Apr. 6: Fabric selection, cutting, and parent block assembly.
- Wed. Apr. 13: Cutting the parent blocks into pieces, layout, and reassembly of blocks. Also optional borders.
Framed Nine Patch (F9P)
Since I've been back in the sewing room, I was able to finish the quilting and binding on "Positively Radiant."
Positively Radiant, front
It finished at 51" x 60", lap size for an adult or sofa size for a tween. It will go to Hands to Help, Happy Chemo.
The top used up some partial fat quarters & scraps and made small dents in some of my Kaffe stash. The back is pieced from leftovers. The bold binding is extra wide to hold in all that riot of color and pattern.
Positively Radiant, back
The angle of the sun & shadows makes it look like there's only quilting in one direction, but the quilting is actually a crosshatch grid through the diagonals of the pieced squares. I used a medium pink thread. Here's a detail of the back.
And just because it was a pretty day and this is such a vibrant and cheerful quilt, a couple more photos.