What a couple of months it has been. It's been filled with the joys and exhaustion of spending lots and lots of time with my grandsons. I won't go into details but it has taken pretty much the two months since the birth of the baby for my daughter in law to return to health and during those two months she was back in the hospital 6 times. It is wonderful to see her back to health and energy and no one is happier than her two boys. Here's hoping that things stay that way.
Additionally my aunt has had a set back and is now back in the hospital. It never rains, it pours. Over the last month or so I had been trying to get her to go on the waiting list for long term care and now we will have to speed up the process. It's pretty complicated however and depending on how her recovery goes she may end up in the first available bed.
Despite the busyness I managed to complete my July Goal of quilting one of the three quilts I blogged about here.
I chose the green and orange quilt that is the second quilt top I made. It feels good to have this gem from the past quilted up. I even managed to bind it.
It was a bit dreary out on the day I managed to squeeze in a photo shoot but you can see that it's a pretty bright quilt. It's hanging on the back of our newer couch at the moment. I'm hoping it can protect the couch from cat claws.
I took a suggestion from Christina Camelli and looked for a detail in the quilt to choose how I would quilt it. I took my cue from the fish fabric I used for the backing, which also features on the front of the quilt.
I quilted ribbons with my walking foot and filled in some of the spaces created with free motion circles. The idea I was going for was underwater plants. Here's a closeup or two.
The walking foot quilting went very slowly but the free motion accents just zipped along and I had a lot of fun with them. This quilt is my first finish for the 3rd quarter of the 2017 Finish Along. My original post is here. I'm happily linking my post up with the OMG July Finish Linkup, with the Main Crush Monday Linkup and withTGIFF which will be at Katy's Quilts and More this week. I'm also linking up with the 3rd Quarter Finish Along Link up at She Can Quilt.