For the first time in a long while, I can say I finished something. This is a quilt I started many years ago and finally quilted it last week, right before the longarm broke (again)
I started with a charm pack of the Salt Box Harvest line. I made half square triangles that are bisected by a strip of neutral beige batik through the diagonal. I set them in a grid and the secondary design of a lattice naturally formed. It was a weird number of blocks so I added an asymmetrical set of borders. I quilted it with an allover swirl in the borders that I am obsessed with. I used loops and Paisley on the blocks. I did a machine binding this past weekend, and of course it’s a stripe. The backing is a fun print with recipes printed on it. I have enough left of it for the next Fall quilt.
I’m calling this quilt The Axeman of New Orleans because I was listening to a true crime podcast while quilting this one. I even put it on the quilt label! If you’re into that sort of thing, check out Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories. Their format is nice. They include a discussion of the facts of each case, but they also have dramatic voice overs to help tell the story. Their attempt at New Orleans accents weren’t quite right, but actors rarely get those right, so I give them some slack on that. Overall, it’s a great podcast.
(It’s still sweltering here)