This quilt took so long to make that I'm going to take 2 days to share it with you! If you feel like you have seen quite enough of it already, you have my blessings to skip this post. But don't skip tomorrow, you haven't seen any of that yet!
First, I have to thank Judy Laquidara for the pattern for this quilt. It was one of her quilt-along projects and I loved it the first time I saw it. I love both of her books and anxiously await her book on borders due out in 2012.
Approximately 95" square
(click on any of the photos to see them larger)
This was also the start of my hand dyed fabric palettes. It's the first fabric palette I made and it was based on a commercial print that I purchased. That was August 24, 2008 and, if not for Estelle wanting this quilt for the exhibit, it still would not be done.
So the second person I need to thank is Estelle!
One of the reasons that I postponed working on this is because I was intimidated by the prospect of quilting it. There's nothing like a deadline to erase fear! I started with all of the stitch in the ditch first and worked out the rest as I went along.
The most fun part was quilting the 13 star blocks with the Groovy Green. Here are the 13 blocks. Check in tomorrow for more!