Berzerkistan is finished. Quilted, bound, and washed.
I confess that the longer I worked on this quilt, the more I lost enthusiasm for it. It got to a point where it actually hurt my eyes to look at it. But I had to soldier on and complete it, in order to get it out of my life.
So I cleared off my big table and laid out the backing fabric, right side up, and laid the top on top of it - basically to measure if the back was wide enough. In doing so, I effectively "created" a dark denim blue border.
Suddenly the quilt was transformed. The dark blue border somehow calmed the whole thing down. I had a huge piece of that denim, enough for the backing AND to make borders, so I went for it.
(The only reason I split the back was I discovered a big fade line right down the middle. Enter inserted leftover blocks.)
Upshot: I have now bonded with this quilt, and seriously love it. That said, I think it may be going away. Some acquaintances of mine (good friends of good friends) lost their home in the fire currently blazing through Santa Cruz County, and I think they may be needing a quilt. I immediately pictured this quilt with them. Their home is a ranch on the north end of the county, and they live a very rustic lifestyle. I think this will be perfect.
Of course, now I want to make another one ...
Also finished is the (still un-named) quilt inspired by Lynn Wilder's Lil' Orphan Scrappy.
Finished, that is, whenever I complete stitching the binding. (More pictures will follow ... )
Meanwhile my blue low-contrast 16-patch guest-room-bed quilt is on hold,
while I figure out the sizing, and how I'm going to get the dang thing
quilted, as it will be too large to baste on my dining room table. No
hurry though, it will be a long time before we have house guests.
Time to take a break and make a mini.
I was looking in my box of pre-cuts for.. something.. and came across this little pack of 2 1/2" squares of William Morris prints. I have no idea where it came from. But I went ahead and pulled it out and went "hmmm.. " Just below was a stack of 10" squares, with this brown one on top. Another "hmmm... hmmmm... "
I liked it.
It just so happened that laying there right next to where I was "designing" was this beautiful piece, just given to me by my friend Claire. Another "hmmm.... ! "
The perfect frame for my little "garden window" ! (and nice opportunity to show off those pretty WM squares) As you can see, this little quilt practically made itself! 😀
And perfect timing for my Montly Mini, for August. I'll link up with Wendy when she posts the mini's at the end of the month. Do check them out!