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.
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.
No garden is complete without a ladybug or two hundred.
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.
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.
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!”
The lady bug fabric is adorable.Congrats on the BIG finish.
Ooh Val. Goodness goodness and more goodness . That quilt is a MAZE ing!!!! Love lady bugs . Love all your creations!!! Truly
Yes, those big blocks needed sashing and cornerstones. It looks fantastic. Good choice of backing and binding fabric, too.
It’s just lovely!! Big and beautiful!!! It does look like a garden. Those ladybugs are perfect!
It is stunning, great job. Love all the fabrics. Stay safe.
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.
At the rate that you are working, you may want a quilting machine of your own soon enough!
It’s wonderful. I love the ladybug cornerstones. You are a production machine for these quilts!
What a great use of fabric–the sashing was the right decision! Perfection!