Last year Sandra at MMMQuilts held her first quilt along, using her own pattern Free Fall. I didn't feel I had the time to complete the quilt on my own, so I convinced my friends Cyndy and Wendy to work along with me to complete one quilt. We managed to get our flimsy done for the final link up. My friend Wendy has finished the quilting and as she has no blog I'm sharing the finish with you, on behalf of the three of us.
We purchased the background fabric and the fabric for the shadow leaf and we used fabrics from our collective stashes for the smaller leaves. We extended the length of the quilt a bit and continued adding leaves in a kind of swirling pattern.
The background of the quilt was quilted with slightly curved lines with a walking foot. I loaned my hip curve ruler to Wendy for marking the lines. She continued the quilting using a free motion meander in the shadow leaf and she quilted veins in some of the smaller leaves. She did an awesome job, don't you think?
We used a light dotted fabric for the quilt back, and Wendy chose a nice light green for the binding. Both the backing and the binding complement the front quite nicely. I think it's a really beautiful quilt.
We are donating this quilt to our local guild to be used for fundraising, along with another lap sized quilt and a whole load of mini quilts all made by guild members. This will happen at our Quilt Show in September. Somebody will be lucky enough to go home with it. Thanks to Sandra for her great quilt design and for hosting a fun quilt along . I'm linking the post up with Thank Goodness I's Finished Friday which is hosted this week by Andree at Quilting and Learning, What a Combo. I'll be away from home babysitting my favourite boys on Friday ,so I'll check out the other finishes in the evening or on the weekend.