I thought this quilt was going to be finished around March or so (just so many things going on), but then I realized I’d better just get to it and get it done. Why wait? Most of the pieces were pieced, just a few left to cut out, and then assemble them all into squares. Two dedicated evenings, and the top was finished. So much ironing! Probably more ironing time than sewing!
I used this free pattern, and boy, I will never make this quilt again. It was much more time intensive than I expected, and the little circles were hard on my hands. I had to square up every single piece, which resulted in the sizing being not quite right; you can see it’s off in the close-ups.
I do, however, love the fabric. I used several different Tanya Whelan lines, all from Free Spirit, and I think they look like they belong together. The backing is Tanya Whelan’s Grand Revival line, I found it on sale for $5 a yard — score! I used the backing fabric as the binding, too.
Seen in the close-ups, you can see little birds. I love those! I love how all the roses are drawn, too. Sometimes things are just more “right” than other times — maybe the roses just have a more vintage feel?
Second week of January and one project finished!