Its been a couple weeks since I finished my Elvira quilt - so its about time I get it up here on the blog!
I started it back in March when Gudrun Erla of GE Designs hosted a quarantine quilt along (her first of 3, now)
I pulled from all my Wiscsonsin fat quarter fabrics. And actually managed to get the top together in less than a week. You can read more about that HERE
I did some simple straight line quilting, echoing the 60 degree slices through each rectangle.
This is the really fun back that I put together. It has two panels and a fat quarter that I couldn't bear to cut up. It has most of the leftover strips, that I didn't use for the binding, cows, pigs, and a civil war toile print.
I've had the quilt on my bed since it was finished and washed. Love it so much!
Finished size is 88" x 102". Batting is a Pellon cotton, fairly thin, but great for summer. Thread was all Aurifil cotton 50 wt.
Some random things to share while I've got some time to sit at a computer.
A friend from the my Gridster Bee sent me this great pouch. Perfect for putting projects into and then forgetting them :)
Progress on my New 10 year project. These are all the dresdens that have been appliqued down. I have about 175 plates in total.
Its been a pretty hot summer here in WI, with multiple days over 90. We spent one of those evenings getting pizza and hanging out at the lakefront.
My industrious middle child spent a week or so picking black raspberries, that we froze each day, until there was enough for an actual pie.
Seriously one of the best pies I've ever had.
I didn't actually know what this plant in my garden was until there were monarch caterpillars all over it.
They really stripped it of most of the leaves, and poop everywhere. I actually had to sweep.
We brought two in to watch them emerge.
I ended up lining this corner cabinet one evening because it needed fixing and was empty for that. Not what I had planned, but I love that its done. Hard to do any matching on curves and corners though!
New pourings of beeswax for my Etsy shop. I love watching it cool. Makes the coolest patterns.
I had seen this collection when it first came out at Joann, before the lockdown. Scored a clearance mug the other day!
And I never got a finished picture of this little quilt, but put together a signature quilt for a dear friend and our Pastor's wife who has retired.