January was my month to plan the quilt for the Comfort circle of Do. Good Stitches. I chose a green and brown, nature-based wonky nine patch block. I loved the way the blocks looked and was anxious to put it together. Which I did. And then it sat there. Waiting to be finished. Hoping that today would be the day it could finally be complete.
Well deadlines are a motivation when all else fails, and I had till the end of this month to get this baby finished. February being a weird short month means I could no longer put off the inevitable. So today, with much sighing and groaning and neck tension, I wrestled some binding onto our quilt and finished it already.
I'd chosen to use wavy intersecting lines for the quilting because it echoed the blocks and, in my opinion, gave the quilt a more masculine feel than say, loops or stippling would have. Yes, it's for a baby but I wanted it to be something a little boy could grow into--which is why it's big and doesn't have a babyish feel to it.
I was really impressed by all the blocks I received and couldn't be more pleased with the end result. I had so many extras that I had plenty to put on the improvised backing.
I know the person for whom this is intended will be completely blessed to receive it. Thanks to all my Comfort peeps who worked so hard to help the quilt I envisioned come to life!!