It's still January and I've got another finish. That makes 3!! This oriental quilt is going to be donated to the Chinese Auction at our quilt show in April.
These fabrics were gifted to me by a friend and I challenged myself to use them. Oriental fabrics are something I've never used before, so it was visually interesting for me to work with these fabrics.
I picked a pattern from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Beauties, "Cross My Heart". I really wanted a pattern that did not produce any bonus triangles :) and this fit the bill perfectly.
Back in October it looked like this. Kim is always concerned about the pressing of seams and these blocks went together really fast and they nested perfectly.
I finished the binding yesterday at work on my lunch hour and pinned it up to take pictures. I was thinking that a smaller version of this would actually look good in my office. But after thinking about that for a nano-second, I can guarantee you that won't happen LOL! I'm happy with my office art that is already up.
This isn't a super large quilt and I used some of the leftover 2 1/2" strips on the back to stretch the piece of fabric I had picked. Adds a little interest.
So this one is done and out of the house. Since the Chinese Auction tickets are 25 for $5.00, some lucky person could actually win this quilt for a mere 20 cents if their one ticket is picked! That's a little weird to think about. Hopefully it will go to a good home. I hope if any of you are close, you will come to our quilt show April 11-12. I would love to meet you.
Stay warm today and happy stitching,