I'm so happy to have this one finished!
The six applique blocks are from an old Jan Patek pattern called The Winter Quilt, from the 1990's.
The broken dishes borders are from a Fun with Barb swap. Love the mix of reds!
This time I used my walking foot to quilt the baptist fans, with better results for sure. I used Fun with Barb's excellent stencil!
I never make a quilt that can't be washed and washed, used and used. I think quilts just get prettier and better with use, even if (and sometimes because) they get a little worn or tattered here and there. That's what brings out the wabi-sabi over time - many years, lots of use.
Nice having my guys around for the photo shoot:
I'm sure (at least I hope) it's destined for a someday-hoped-for-grandchild but for now I'm keeping the quilt in my sewing room - it fits nicely on the trundle bed and just makes me happy.
And meanwhile... our kitchen cupboards. I mean this is the chaos of indecision!! The dark gray I initially settled on was so wrong. Working with the already white walls, our blue and white dishes from Japan... our terribly ugly but neutral tile, black appliances we never would have chosen, the white counters which we really like... and little to no budget... it was just nothing but "ugh" to choose a color.
We finally came around to a dark blue (Ben Moore Van Deusen, just a step lighter from the Newburyport we used on the exterior of the house) - and again I was so happy to have both David and Tommy helping me! Very small kitchen = not a ton of painting.
A few mixed feelings, but Finito!