72 x 90
It's finally finished.
Inspired by an antique quilt and Bonnie Hunter
These are actually nine inch Jacob's Ladder blocks with yellow backgrounds and florals.
Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) first showed the vintage quilt that inspired her in June 2011 and then shared how she made the nine inch blocks she nicknamed Florabunda. I started sewing along on a Florabunda quilt that same year - 2011. By "sewing along" I mean I made about 15 blocks. The problem was that I had hardly any yellow tone on tone fabrics and even fewer floral fabrics and even less disposable income to purchase any additional fabric to finish the quilt blocks. That's why this quilt remained a UFO for so long.
I quilted it on my DSM. (I could probably win a wrestling tournament now). I tried a three-petaled flower motif and basically tried for consistency of size and placement since I have problems in those areas when I machine quilt. I guess I'm getting better.
I'm not in love with it and could definitely part with it. From now on I'm going to try to make those quilts I can part with a twin size like this one. That's the size most often desired if there is a disaster and a call for quilts. That's also the size the local Family Resources and Humility of Mary homeless shelters would like to receive. It's also the size I like to give if I donate a quilt for a charitable benefit. I'll keep it around awhile for just the right occasion.
for Q4 Finish-Along
Today linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.