I started motoring, and once I started I just kept going. So let me introduce you to Charlotte's quilt. I have a name for this quilt but I'm keeping it a secret until I get it quilted and bound. The quilt top finishes at 48 inches by 60 inches.
I kept myself interested through the production sewing by sewing the blocks into rows every four blocks completed, and by sewing the rows together when I got them done.
When I got one row together I thought awesome. Two rows together " this is going to be the best quilt ever". Three rows together "Oh, oh this kid is going to get eyestrain looking at this quilt". Thankfully row four contained the orange block and I could breathe easy again. I've been toying with the idea of adding more orange blocks to the quilt but maybe I'll just bind it with orange. What do you think?
My plan is to hand quilt with big stitch quilting...hmm maybe that's a way to add more orange.
I am super excited to have this top finished as it my first block design and my first quilt made with my own block design.
I'm also excited to have finished it this week because if you open up your quilter's planner to this week, there it is in print.
I'm linking this post up to Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts. Speaking of which this week I've committed to purchasing one of Beth's patterns as part of the I am a Maker Commitment and because I wrote about Yvonne of Quilting Jet Girl last week I'll purchase one of her patterns as well. I'll let you know which ones I pick in a later post.