I have finally finished my Long Time Gone quilt. (Pattern by Jen Kingwell.) I do so enjoy the sew alongs with Gnome Angel, but now that I’m getting busier with client work it is more of a challenge to keep up.
This pattern was quite a test, but my skills have been steadily improving over the past few years. I really enjoyed putting all of the different sized blocks together at the end, and having them fit relatively well.
I did end up adding an additional border to the quilt. Rather than three mixed up borders, I sorted my blues into dark, medium, and light, and added a solid white border. My version had to be tamed a bit, and I’m very happy with my final result.
I had a good time doing free motion quilting with this one. Each block has a different pattern, and they got more elaborate as I went along.
The backing is a lovely soft cotton from Kaffe Fasset.
My friend Christine embroidered the label for me. Isn’t it great?
I took it on vacation to the finger lakes region of New York and tried to get some photos. I need a class on photography, because I’m pretty terrible.
This is being bundled off to the fair next week. Cross your fingers for me!
Many thanks to Angie at Gnome Angel for hosting this and other sew alongs. I really enjoy participating when I can. Seeing the parade of blocks is always so motivating.