Gratuitous quilt-rolled-up photo, with coordinating binding!:
I quilted the sky in clouds (one of my favorite FMQ designs to date)...
the hills in random squares and rectangles...
...And the grass in swirls. I couldn't make a grass motion with my free motion quilting foot - believe me, I've tried.
I backed the whole thing in Marby in Jade, which is from Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter. I like the whimsical feel this backing gives to the whole quilt. Almost like flowers being released into the sky :)
I still have to make/attach the label, but this is a finish for the Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 project. Thanks for organizing this, Jean! The quilt will shortly be off to Amanda, who is the wife of Eric, one of the 19 Prescott, Arizona firemen. I hope she loves it as much as I do. I swear I have one of the worst cases of QSA (Quilt Separation Anxiety). Join us. We have cookies and seam rippers. But really, in all seriousness, I'm glad I took some time during a busy summer to sew something special and personalized for someone I don't know personally. It was worth it and I hope you are inspired to do the same.
This is my 6th large quilt finish for the year. This is a rare and special moment. Let's see if I can double that number by the end of the year... that's the plan, at least... :)
Linking up to: A Lovely Year of Finishes @ Fiber of All Sorts, Fabric Tuesday @ Quilt Story, Sew Cute Tuesday @ Better Off Thread, Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF