... and it's a very special one.
The snake quilt top is finished:
My friends Cherie (Quilted Jonquil), Dar (Dar's Patchwork Garden) and Kevin (Kevin the Quilter) got together earlier this month to finish assembling the top. Because we had made the blocks slightly oversized and trimmed them down carefully, it went together very easily. We spent as much time yakking and eating, playing with Kevin's puppy, and taking photos, as we did sewing.
We have a backing for this quilt, which was donated by one of my friends in STLMQG. Cherie will quilt it for us on her long arm. Then she'll pass it to me and I'll bind it. We auditioned binding fabrics and the winner is on the wall with the quilt top.
This was a challenging project to make, so we really celebrated our finish. We got together four times over 2017 to work on it. Totally worth all the effort! And as you can see, we had fun along the way.
Our snake quilt has always been intended as a Quilt of Valor. We have a recipient in mind, and we'll work out the logistics for a presentation after it's all quilted and finished.
We plan to continue to get together to make Quilts of Valor, and Kevin has an idea for our next project. I'm looking forward to getting together with these friends in 2018.
Linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict because finishing our snake quilt flimsy is certainly worth celebrating!