Friday, June 19, 2015

Quilter's Garden Top Complete

My last post was before I got the rows put together. It took longer than I thought, as I decided to add embellishments to the Quilts on the Line blocks. That turned out to be really fun!
I added flying birds above the clothesline. They are blue and don't show up well in the picture. I keep thinking that they are stray pieces of thread. Haha I also added Lavendar flowers at the base of the clothesline poles. The mini quilts will be added after the top is quilted. That will add a lot more color and fun to it.

The birdhouse and bird were really fun to make. Again, flowers at the bottom of the fence. I still may add some other detail to the tree blocks, but haven't done that yet. I am not sure what I want to add.
I had a hard time getting a good close-up of the rows all sewn together, to I broke it into sections. I wasn't sure how I  would like putting so many different sizes of blocks together, but now that it is all put together, I love it!!

 And the finished product. Well almost, anyway. I will add buttons, washers and mini quilts after it is quilted. But that may be years. My goal is to have a quilt for each of my 13 grandchildren for their High School Graduation. So far 3 have graduated and I still have 6 tops to make. This one goes to granddaughter #5, who is 10 years old now. They still need to be quilted, but I still have time.
 This has been a really fun project. It has been fun sharing blocks will all of you. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have. Thank you for your beautiful blocks. They have really added to the fun of this quilt. And thanks especially to Deana for her talents which you are so willing to share with us---the design, the swaps, the many hours of work it has created for you, and for keeping us all on track.



Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very nice! I like the birds and flowers you added.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I like the color on the borders. Your grandchildren are so lucky you like to plan ahead. This is a great looking quilt!

Edith Csokmay said...

that is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. I thoroughly enjoyed this swap. Now if I can just get mine finished :)

Kathy S. said...

Very, very cute! I love the embelishments. I also really like the sashing colors around some of the blocks. Great job!