Scrappy Sunshine could not have finished up at a better time. We’ve had days and days of steady rain in Seattle and some rays of sunshine were definitely needed.
I made it using Magic Numbers.
I’ve had it on the bed for about a week and the weight with the flannel on the back is perfect. I keep thinking I’ll have a moment to spread it outside, but I’ll have to wait until this storm works its way through the Sound.
This morning we sat under it reading and I had the thought that it was time to share it.
This quilting wouldn’t have been possible with out the help of my dear friend Sandie and her generously offering her time and long arm to quilt it. We went with the Baptist Fan, which to me looks like a rainbow and fit into the whole theme of the quilt.
When it came to a decision on the binding, I decided to just not decide. I went scrappy. The back is purely Anna Maria Horner’s folksy flannel in this diamond yellow with the exception of the Roanism of “can we cuddle?”
This quilt is unusual in that it really isn’t my taste. I’m not even really sure if it fits into my home or bedroom for that matter, but it has grown on me. As we were quilting it and each row would puff up, it was pure love. Folded down at the end of the bed it is perfect, but I still want a king size value quilt for the end of the bed. I never seem to tire of making them.
Next week I’ll head to the laundry mat with it for a wash. I don’t think this would come close to fitting in my machine and it needs a run through. Maybe by then I can hang it out for a full photo.
I’m placing the binding on my Leftovers Quilt tonight and then it’s time to move onto something more improvisational. My mode of operation has some rhythm finally and working between improvisational and traditional quilting seems to keep me inspired.
My Anything Goes Quilt is back up on the design wall and after its fourth transformation (and visit with the seam ripper) it finally has a lay out that works (I think). Two more blocks and some paneling should complete it before I agonize over how to quilt it.
I hope you all had a day surrounded with those you love. I sure did.