Finishing the catch ups…

To finish up my catch up posts I have the last quilt I made to take to Australia. The finish was so last minute (binding the day before we flew out!!!)  I did not get a chance to post about this quilt before I left…

granny square quiltThis granny square quilt has been a pile of blocks for nearly two years but finally became a quilt for my darling friend Vicki.    The day before we left I managed to get it bound and washed ready for the quilt suitcase…

granny square quilt detailThere is something wonderfully vintage feeling about this quilt.  I think the post wash crinkle helps…

quilt detailThere are not a lot of photos of this top because (1) I did not finish it in time to do a proper photo shoot and (2) the wind was blowing a gale making photos hard…

wind issuesI did manage to get the husband to help and it is his fingers and feet you can see sticking out from under this quilt.  He did remind me to take a photo of the back of the quilt too… probably because the back was his idea…

quilt backThe conversation went Nick: “it would be cool to do just one big block for the back” Me: “why not”.  And now I will now tell you why not…. the big block was all bias and stretch and a right royal pain the butt.  I now listen to my husbands quilting advice, say “thanks dear” and promptly ignore it…it is easier that way!

rainbow bindingThe quilt was finished off with some Kona solid scrappy binding and delivered to its owner a couple of weeks ago… on a 95 degree day which was a little weird seeing it had been finished off a week earlier on a 38 degree day!