Have you ever felt so exhausted that even picking up a needle was too much. That about sums up the days that I have spent over at my mom's...sorting, cleaning, organizing, packing up and throwing out.
And although we are close, we are still not done...and that is just to get ready for an estate sale!
The accumulation of 63 years of stuff!
My mom and dad bought the house right before they got married and never moved. My childhood home.
It makes you want to clean out my own home!
That being said, it took me forever Ü to sew the binding on this quilt! I put the last stitch in on Monday night!
I made this quilt for a friend that 'found' my antique cabinet where I now store by quilts. I have been looking for the right cabinet for some time.
Isn't it yummy? The finish is worn which gives it a beautiful chippy paint look but it is very clean inside!
Anyways, the quilt is her 'finder's fee'.
My friend loves peacocks and green so I based the theme around the colors in a peacock feather.
If you're on Instagram you can find her here. She is very talented and has quite the following.
I found the picture of a similar quilt layout on Pinterest. So I got my trusty graph paper and pencils and drew up the quilt.
I did the quilty math.
As I was making the blocks, I realized with just one additional line of stitching, I would make 2 HST for each block. I incorporated those in the borders.
The back is a large print with peacocks that I found and fell in love with! I did need to piece it so the pattern would line up better.
I did mostly straight line quilting with diagonal lines in the blocks, sashing and borders. In the sashing, where it comes together to create a square on point, I FMQ a motif.
Melissa's mantra is 'The Quest Is The Best!' which is know to some of her friends as TQITB. So, I named the quilt TQITB.
The finished size is 59" x 68.5"
Shh, it's a surprise! Hope she likes it!
I'm heading to Austin tomorrow for a 9 days visit with my Texas kids! I'm ready for some warm weather!