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!