I’m being very deliberate in attempting to finish some projects. I’ve had these bow tie blocks finished for some time. I bought four charm packs of Seasons Gatherings in Fort St. John, BC over four years ago. I love this fabric, it began my love for reproduction/traditional/civil war type fabrics.
I had no motivation to finish this one since I didn’t have anyone in mind to give it to, and I didn’t have suitable fabric for the back. When we moved into the new house we needed living room furniture. A local furniture store was having a sale and we picked up a lovely chocolate brown leather couch, chair and loveseat. This quilt compliments perfectly, recipient me!
I pieced the back with more Seasonal Gatherings fabric. I used a variegated thread for the quilting – perfect on the solid black back. The only drawback is a solid colour shows all the dog hair, so don’t look too close.
Anyone who is among the living has hope—even a live dog is better off than a dead lion!
This is my woobie. I finally finished quilting the last half dozen black snowballs and threw it in the washer this morning. It crinkled up really nice. The fabrics were purchased at various quilt shops on our Tofino holiday. It’s been cold this winter, so I must confess I have been using it for some time. It was on my list of things to finish before I could start piecing another top. Check!
There are a number (12) of projects on the go at the moment. I have no pictures, however, and I did finish the snowball quilt last night. Whooo hoooo! It is always a celebration when you can cross something off the list. I’ll contact the family this week and give it back. I think it is intended for one of the grandchildren. It was a gratifying project. I’m more than satisfied with the results.