Above shows how they progress with sashing putting the blocks together. One good thing about this method of construction is I was able to use bits and pieces of left over batting and reduced the contents of that particular drawer by quite a bit. I didn't have to cut one inch off of my roll of batting. Yay!
I found a nice fabric that had lots of variety in it so each piece I cut from it for the center of my blocks is different. I like the mixed media feel it has to this print.
My other main center fabric is this yellow flower one. I used a stitch and flip method of adding the fabrics around the center theme fabrics until I had my 12 inch square covered.
I had a basket full of strips of mostly flower print fabrics left over from a previous project so I stitched them all together to make this yardage and I then cut six inch panels from it for my borders.
This shows the quilt mostly finished except for the binding. I like it!
Here is the back of it. You can see how I used two different fabrics for the back and I allowed them to fit in a random pattern. I used only yellow for the joining strips on the back and only blue on the front.
Here it is with the binding and label on it, after spending nearly an hour with my lint roller, removing dog hair off of it. I didn't used to have long haired dogs and I must say their hair sure does get around! Pit Bulls don't shed a lot and when they do their hair just falls to the ground instead of floating around the room. Now that I have a Golden Retriever and a Border Collie, I find a lot more dog hair to deal with.
This was a labor of love and served to get me restarted in the studio after my summer lay off. I want to make more bed quilts this winter, I really enjoyed making this one and think it turned out well. I need to decide if I want to save this to be a Christmas gift or just give it to her now so she can start using it.
As I was getting ready to turn out the lights last night, something at my dark window caught my eye. It was a tiny little frog. That Eeyore block at the left side of the screen is only two inches square. A tiny night time visitor.
I hope to have more art to begin sharing again, although my commenters seem to like my nature posts just as well. I appreciate you all visiting here and leaving comments no matter what I post. Makes me feel like part of a wonderful global community of other artists, photographers, writers, teachers and readers. Thank you! I hope you all are enjoying a peaceful autumn or springtime season.