Friday, December 29, 2017

One Last Finish for 2017...

... 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!


  1. This is an amazing and beautiful finish, Jan. I especially love the joy and thrill in that last photo. What a special, caring group!

  2. Congrats on the last finish. It's a gorgeous QOV. You've got some fun partners in crime. I'm looking forward to your next quilt adventure.

  3. The QOV is beautiful!!!! I love the pic of the four of you were celebrating the finished top!!!! Congratulations on your last finish of the year!!!!

  4. What a great way to end 2017! This design is just beautiful and how special that you made it with someone in mind to receive it. Great job.

  5. I've been watching this quilt come together on Kevin's blog. Congrats on a gorgeous flimsy! It will be even better all quilted up and bound. And then the best part, presenting it to the Vet :)

  6. Super cool! I've got my Sapphire Star Mystery quilt on my frame right now. Maybe I'm about 1/5 through the quilting. Love the snake quilt you guys put together.