Yesterday I may have made some slightly optimistic goals for my work day today. I was hoping to finish assembling my Bourbon Street quilt top, create a quilt back, baste, quilt, bind, photograph and post about the finished project. Lofty, high hopes though they were, it wasn't such a crazy plan given that Bourbon Street quilt top was just short two seams and it's a smallish quilt after all.
I'm not crazy! Right? Right.
But then, last night, I got only one hour of sleep. The baby had a super fussy night. That meant I had to start my work day with some catch up sleep and hope for the best....
It all came together just in time for photographs before the early autumn nightfall. Ta da!
Oh my gosh, I love this quilt! And, in my opinion, this is a super traditional quilt. It has classic red and white "sashing" combined with scrappy, postage stamp appeal. Working on it just after my improv project reminds me that I love all kinds of quilts, be they traditional repeated blocks, improv-crazy or works with lots of "modern" negative space.
Quilts are good.
This quilt is a collaborative work, made with my bee mates in the Love Circle of do. Good Stitches, using the Bourbon Street pattern available at Connecting Threads. It languished unfinished for quite some time, due to a missing block. Perhaps the delay was meant to be, because it feels absolutely perfect for the time of year. Doesn't it feel like a Christmas present quilt wrapped in red ribbon? If we didn't already have a Christmas quilt, I think I'd be sorely tempted to make one exactly like this for our home! I especially like how the different shades of red add extra depth to the work.
Love on Bourbon Street is quilted with my fastest finish - continuous figure eights. Backing and bindings are mainly Denyse Schmidt fabrics, including Deco Fan (which always makes a fab binding). To be donated to someone in need.
Thanks for sewing with me, Love circle!