Miracles do happen because I finally had a really productive week and got pretty much everything I wanted done last week. First, I finished putting together my Back To Square One sample for Judy's mystery quilt project. I wish I could share it because I am absolutely in love with it. I knew I would like it after seeing the EQ mock up and once I got the center done I knew that the fabrics were perfect but adding the gradient border at the end (which is not a secret clue if you purchased my kit) seals the deal. It's my new favorite quilt and Chris agrees. Whether you are using one of my kits or not, if you are doing Judy's mystery you are going to love the end result!
But the productivity didn't end there. I continued the quilting on Mom's quilt.
I have finished all of the blocks. I cc-ed around each block and added these wavy lines in the yellow background. The whole quilt is done with ruler work and I wasn't int he mood to do a lot of filler stitching so I decided to use the same wavy ruler that I used in the narrow sashing for this part. Once Mom told me it was going to my brother and SIL who are cat lovers I knew that whiskers would be a nice humorous touch.
The columns of blocks are separate by some narrow sashing areas and some wide blue print columns. The only thing I knew that I wanted to do with this quilt was this Curved Echo Border treatment that I first saw on Kathy's blog. I needed a larger curved cross-hatch ruler and it arrived in perfect timing just as I finished all of the other quilting. This photo is from the back because you can't see one stitch of the blue thread against the blue print fabric on the front and that is why I will spend a couple of hours removing all of this stitching and start again with yellow thread. You really need to be able to see that stitching because otherwise it looks very flat and uninteresting. I told Mom that I wasn't going to get too worked up about this quilt and just get it done but I just can't continue with that boring blue thread.