I feel ecstatic!! It has been so long since I completed a quilt and this one has been in the works for more than two years. In fact I completed this quilt TOP more than two years ago!
The pattern, by Buttonhole Quilt Design is called “Log Chute Quilt” although I have been telling everyone that it is a Sunshine and Shadows version of a log cabin quilt.
The finished quilt is 80 by 90 inches.
The big hold up for me was figuring out a way to quilt this gigantic monster. I finally sent it to a long arm quilter, Dianne Gale, in Whitehorse. The quilting is an continuous flower design. The quilting thread is blue both top and bottom. At first I asked her to use a red thread but then I decided that I had spent so much time piecing the darn thing that I didn’t want to cover up the quilt blocks with thread.
This quilt is for DD # 3. I struggled with a name for the quilt. This is what I came up with.
Fabrics used: blues: FLEUR-C by Timeless Treasures, an unnamed blue batik, Hi Lily, Hi Lo by South Sea Imports; greens: Festive Foliage for Robert Kaufman, Krystal by Michael Miller and Designer Essential Harmony for Robert Kaufman. The back is Shadow Play, a flannel by Maywood Studio.
I am giving away this pattern – I won’t ever make it again. If you would like to have it please leave me a comment saying so. If there is more than one person that would like it, I will draw a name.