It's a finish!
66.5 x 88.5
I've only had small snippets of time to sew the last several weeks so I just kept a quilt under the needle and did some free motion quilting when I could sneak away to the sewing room for a few minutes. A few minutes here and there add up because I have several quilt finishes to share next week after all are bound and washed.
My husband accidentally changed the settings on my Pentax camera. I've had them set perfectly for my picture taking for so long that I could not remember what the settings were so I've been playing around trying to make things right again, darn it. So excuse the pics that might seem a little blurry, dark or too light.
I used the templates from Denyse Schmidt's book Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration. She calls her quilt Snake Trail.
I call my quilt HISSS. That's the name of color matching game that used to be one of my grandson's favorite games to play when he was younger. (He's now a grown up ten year old).
I started making the blocks way back in 2014 as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project to use 2.5 inch scraps for the snakes and a variety of brown pieces for the background that looked like dirt.
I quilted it on my DSM with a variegated thread on top and a dark brown thread in the bobbin. I didn't quilt in the snakes so they would stand out. I did a squiggly line either side of the snake since I'm not good at stitching in the ditch.
I quilted leaves...
...and a variety of flowers...
...in the "dirt".
The binding is the same as...
The game and the quilt and some pictures of my grandson Jacob playing the game (when I find them) will go into the hope chest. I'll give it to Jacob at some later date when he sets up his own household.