I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have this quilt top stitched together. (Okay, so the whole quilt isn't finished but I finish in bits and pieces.) I'm showing only a small part of it and I'll tell you why in a minute. The squares are 4 1/2" finished and the top is 16 squares by 20 squares (a total of 320 squares), making the finished quilt a generous single bed size of approximately 72" x 90". This quilt is for my daughter who loved the small one I made for her nephew/my grandson.
I originally thought I would make it 15 x 19 squares but when I laid it out it just seemed too small. So I found myself stitching more squares to make it larger. I needed to have the top sewn together by last Wednesday evening and I was still making squares on Tuesday. You wouldn't think they'd take very long but because each square uses five fabrics, I couldn't push them through the machine as quickly as if they'd been all the same. I was hoping to get the quilt layered before last Thursday but it didn't happen.
I plan to hand quilt it with a fan variation. The quilt pattern is Amanda Jean Nyberg's "High Five" from the book, Sunday Morning Quilts.
The push to finish? I had foot surgery last Thursday and am limited to whatever I can do with my foot elevated -- for six long weeks. I could have quilted it if I'd gotten it layered. I will lay or hang the quilt top so I can photograph it or maybe wait till it's quilted and then post it. Whichever I do, it will be a while before I can take a good photo.
I'm linking this post to
- TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday) which is being hosted this week by LynCC at What a Hoot! and
- finish it up Friday (IF I'm not too late.)