Not only is this my first finish (and start) of 2013, it means I finished one in January too! Whoohoo.
And I am entering into the MQG Madrona Road Challenge, with hours to spare.
As of yesterday, here is where I stood. I decided to add one more section of tiny tiny squares.
If I had taken the time to determine how long it takes to build a block with 1" squares, I might not have gone this route, but here we are, at the end of the road with it done.
I wanted to make this at least large enough for a baby quilt.
The final dimensions are 42" X 50".
Our Modern Quilt Guild said that we could include one more solid, and I chose Kona white. Each of the other fabrics in the line had white in it (except the yellow and blue solids), I felt I could pull from that with the solid white.
And here I am when the power went out. With just one day left to complete.
I was in the midst of deciding if I should pack everything up and finish the quilting somewhere else, when the power came back on. And I said a little prayer to the binding goddess, and I believe that she was fair.
With only about 15 minutes of daylight left I was able to snap a few photos. They aren't the best, but will have to do.
I used the Morning Glory fabric provided on the back.
I did just a few bits of free motion quilting from the back, following the flowers in the Morning Glory fabric and using the variegated black/white thread I was using on the back so they would show on the front.
I was undecided about how many of these flowers to use on the front. I ended with the few across the bottom and 3 coming up the left side.
I used Superior Threads King Tut white thread for the quilting on the front.
At this point I would wash the quilt. But I will wait to see if I hear anything from either contest before I do that.