Here it is, my first official finish for 2011, and it's a keeper!!
Red, White and Wonderful by Gerri Robinson.
So the last time you stopped by, I had the center blocks all pieced.
Next step, the inner border.....
which is mitered.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, this project was a kit I bought from Lisa/Stashmaster.
The fabric, Roman Holiday, came out several years ago, so in the back of my mind I was aware that if I made a mistake cutting out this kit, I probably stood little chance of being able replace the fabric. That was particularly true with the border fabric, so what did I do...
of course, my very first cut of the very first strip, I was off by 1/2 inch!! Oh no, what to do!!! There was really nothing I could do, but cut all the remaining strips wrong and hope for the best.....and I got lucky, and got the best.......
The border fabric is cut lengthwise, when I lined up my ruler, I lined it up down the middle, but cut it a half inch too narrow, which forced me to cut the opposite side a half an inch wider, giving me that cute little scallop design running down the left side of the inner border fabric. Don't you just love it when stuff like that happens!!
So here it is, and I can't improve on the name, it is Red, White and Wonderful.
My first finish for 2011.
This is Lifetime Quilt #64,
it finished at 57" X 57",
and has approximately 201 pieces ( a new low for me I think!).
I'm not familiar with Gerri Robinson, but someone left a comment that they had several of her patterns, so I did a little research and she has a wonderful website with some beautiful kits and patterns. Her website is called Planted Seed Designs. I really love her Bellissima pattern made from Luna Notte by 3 Sisters for Moda. The pattern is in McCalls Quick Quilts February/March 2011 Magazine, out now.
That makes two amazing patterns I've seen that used Luna Notte, Eventide, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company and Bellissima.....and I've still not bought that fabric!
I heard on the evening news that every state in the US has snow, except for one, Florida.....