Calico completion… or close to it!

It took me three afternoons to do it, but Calico Garden is finally a completed top.

On the first afternoon, I made the remaining 72 HSTs for the final two blocks. On the second afternoon, I finished those two blocks.

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With all nine blocks done, you can see that this is going to be a big quilt. Even without sashing and borders. And in truth, it would look great without that sashing, with all the blocks butted up against one another, but I had a small chunk of fabric that I really wanted to use for corner stones.

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No garden is complete without a ladybug or two hundred. IMG_2401

And is does look nice with all that sashing in there to break it up for the eye a bit. A pretty raspberry coloured border finished it all off.

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This is the biggest quilt I’ve made so far. As you can see, it’s hard to get a picture of the whole thing on the bed.

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It’s about 88 inches square – a fantastic size for a Queen sized bed. I’ve shown you the backing before (love those woodland creatures), but I’ve been saving this beautiful pansy fabric for something special….

And I think it’s just perfect for the binding.

Now if only social isolation could end, so I can get this baby quilted!

9 thoughts on “Calico completion… or close to it!

  1. Shirley Elliott

    What a wonderful quilt! The sashing and cornerstones just add to the beauty. This will certainly be a special quilt. You are going to have quite a backlog of quilting at the rate you are finishing tops.

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