I was not too thrilled with the outcome of the pattern. The blocks aren't perfectly square so they don't sew up easily or well. And the seams don't match. And the bias cuts stretch so there are those buckling seams. But I could do this all night: I'm bad about critiquing my own work. In the end, I decided to quilt it first (there are now eight tops lined up) and be done with it. I can give it as a gift or a charity quilt.
I'm not so sure that I feel the same way about the quilt. I quilted it in a continuous circle that quilts up really fast. It was my first time using this quilt motif, and it's far from perfect, but I like the quilt more now that I've finished it.
Even the uneven circles are okay. I don't guess a new baby is going to mind those. I hope not anyway.
How about this cute back? I decided that since it's neither girly or boyish, I could make it a little more boyish by adding a racing stripe. The backing could almost be a quilt top. Richard was really impressed with the back.
While I was taking pictures, I kept having to fight off the lantana and callas. They photobombed the quilt which gave me the idea to take their pictures also. It's amazing how much the flowers and plants have taken over. Three weeks of Louisiana rain and sunshine is much like the putting plants in the rainforest. In a couple of weeks we'll be in a drought and all of this green will be yellowy-brown. But for now, it's beautiful!
Don't you just love the variegated speckles on the calla leaves. And this yellow is both bright and soft. I love calla lilies and finally have some blooming in our yard. Thanks to my darling husband, who planted them last summer. The surprise is that they are in a deep pot and didn't freeze or rot from the heat.
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