Most of you who have been with me for a while know that I like to finish what I start. There have been a couple of quilts I've started and put back with no intentions of finishing for one reason or another, but for the most part I like to finish everything I start before heading to a new project.
Mr. Squash bought this pattern for me soon after we retired nearly 4 years ago. I cut out the fabrics for the setting blocks and put them in a container while I began the stitching the embroidered blocks. Not really a UFO, right? Well, almost four years later I've finally finished! It's from Crabapple Hill and called Flight of Fancy. I changed up all the fabrics, as well as the embroidery colors from the original pattern found HERE. It measures 76 x 76.
I worked on the blocks in the evenings here and there.
The birds are stitched on an antiqued muslin - a total of 4 different colors of muslin. The thread I used is the 2 strand Cosmos embroidery floss that come on a roll. I always back my stitcheries with another piece of lightweight muslin. It makes them more stable and hides any knots or thread jumps.
The bulk of the prints are an older print called Definitions by Faye Burgos. I supplemented the rest from my stash. The blues you see are really gray - my camera chose that - not me!
I'll back it in the geometric print you see and the binding will be the large polka dots. This was a very satisfying finish as I do love embroidery!
Here is the reason I have 4 quilts waiting to go on my longarm! She already ruined one project I had loaded to quilt. I had to remove it from the frame, pick out the stitches and put it away until she's a bit older. Gracie May thinks she is hiding under this little pad. It usually sits at the door to the backyard off the dining room. Gracie loves to watch what goes on out the glass door, and I thought she would like a little soft pad over the hardwood. However, she loves to scoot around the room under it!
Here is what Sasha lives for in the mornings! She is a total fanatic over the foam on my morning latte! Once I set it on the counter and walked away for just a moment. When I returned she had licked all the foam off the top! We try to satisfy them both with just little finger full of "fluffies" each day.
Soon I'll have another finish to show you!