At long last I can welcome "Sunday Morning" into true quilthood (if there is such a thing). With top, back, and batting layered and stitched together it's a real quilt!
Both the front and back are scrappy. My husband likes the back better than the front. It seemed like a bear to put together but I do rather like it.
From the photos above it looks like I quilted on the diagonal in only one
direction but look at the close-up below and you can see a double line of diagonals in both directions. I used masking tape as a guide to stitch from corner to corner then added a square in the middle of those. I wasn't too concerned that the center squares were exactly square or exactly centered. It's a scrap quilt, after all.
I wish I could say I love this quilt.... When I saw the pattern in the book, Sunday Morning, a few years ago I took an inventory of my strings and thought it would be a great quilt to make. Perhaps if I'd been more particular about the colors I used I might like it more. I'm not a white-white person. I like naturals, creams, and tans much better and this quilt has a lot of white. But it will keep someone warm in the winter.
Timeline to Completion
spring 2012 - quilt begun
5 Jun 2013 - all blocks laid out
15 Jun 2013 - top stitched
19 Jan 2015 - scrappy back finished
21 Jan 2015 - hand quilting begun
9 Jul 2015 - quilting finished
17 Jul 2015 - binding stitched
23 Jul 2015 - washed and dried
Batting was Cream Rose 100% cotton
74½" x 90" - top before layering
73½" x 88½" - after quilting
73½" x 88¼" - after binding
72" x 86¼" - after washing & drying
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