Summer's Bounty Quilt is finished!
I have worked on this quilt for at least 3 years! It was a challenge since I developed trigger finger on my right thumb. I was determined to hand quilt it. Amazing what you can do when you really want to. I learned to not use my thumb to pull the needle back through all layers of fabric since I had to wear a splint. You can teach new tricks to old dogs! Haha!
It's name is Summer's Bounty. The original pattern was named Persuasion, but I added summertime and garden themed applique and felt it needed a more appropriate name. So I went to my wordsmith and he gave me a few options. I liked this one. Interestingly, I took these pictures with it laying on the snow!
It's all in the details. I love details! Notice buttons and even a bit of embroidery to give some texture.
Have you been following the 365 Quilt Challenge from Kathy in Australia? She gave 2 options for the first day and I did both. And because I'm in Canada, I get the patterns 8 A.M. the day before. I decided to use gold as my main fabric instead of a dark color. Two reasons, I love gold and I have lots of it. She is starting with the easier 3" blocks and will work up to the more complex blocks.
Here is the block-a-day finished look:
Hope you have lots of fun stitching this week!