My mosaic paper pieced quilt is finished! I finished it a couple of nights ago but then we had another major snow and sleet storm. Right now we have at least a foot and a half of snow along the side of our barn where I usually take my pictures. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get a picture because I couldn’t manage the ladder, etc. with that depth of snow. Thankfully, my husband is working at home today and I offered him a trade. If he would take pictures for me while I was hosting the second grade Valentine’s Day party at the school, I’d come home and bake Snickerdoodles for him. He had to use snowshoes but he did it! I love the way he mimicked all my normal shots too. It makes me smile.
I have said enough about this quilt as I was sewing it so I don’t have much more to say. I did add a border, as I mentioned in my last post and I love it. It brings the quilt to about 54″ square.
I used one of the prints from Catnap for the binding and Circles and Text in Blue from Adventures for the backing. I struggled with the quilting and decided to just do a diagonal grid which I think was taking the easy way out, the safe route. Ann, one of my readers, suggested a chevron design and even sketched it out for me. I debated it for quite awhile but I was nervous about adding another pattern when I already had a primary and secondary design here, struggling to maintain order in a really scrappy, colorful quilt. Please keep making suggestions though Ann! Maybe next time I will be more brave.
Here’s the blowing in the wind shot. See, he got all my normal views!
And here is one last one showing all that snow!