Well we finally got a little sunshine and I've been able to get some photos of the Quilter's Planner quilt. The planner quilt was designed by Cheryl Brickey of Modern Mist Designs and was planned as a year long quilt along but I skipped ahead to get it done for my Traditional Guild's quilt show. The Quilters Planner comes with a pattern magazine and this was one of the patterns.
I really pushed hard to finish the quilt in the summer so I could get it quilted by Mary Hopkins who blogs at Quilted Art from Mary Katherine Hopkins. Mary is a member of the traditional quild I belong to. She does a lot of quilting for our donation quilts and she does a great job. Here's a close up of the quilting.
There is a lot of shade in the back yard but I still think you get an idea of the fabrics and colours. I used Kona Silver for the background colour and Kona Regal for the darker sashing. In the blocks I used Libs Elliot Fabrics for the most part with a few Allison Glass and Kaffe Fasset thrown in for interest.
Working on this quilt was a skill builder for me and I could tell that I have gotten better at lining things up with flying geese an such. Although I've quilted for many years many of the quilts have been made for charity and are more basic than this one. The outside triangles for the on point setting where also very challenging and I was considering switching to a different orientation but I persevered.
I'll be giving this quilt to Evan (my nephew) and Allie who where married in September. I'll be linking up with TGIFF which is hosted this week by Becca of Pretty Piney and I'm linking up at Brag About your Beauties which is hosted by Michelle of From Bolt to Beauty.