All quilted and with about half the buttons it's going to have -- this is the quilt I called "the Lemonade Quilt" two or three weeks ago. Now it's going to be called "the Buttoned Down Quilt because it will have quite a lot of buttons on the central part. They are shirt buttons, not fancy ones and at the moment I need some blue ones so it might not be completely finished for a while.
I loved watching how quilting it made it so much quilt-ier, and blended some of the squares together. Of course the texture has changed which is also satisfying. I'm pleased with this quilt, I think I'll take it to show and tell in the next guild meeting to show what can happen to a handful of samples from the share table. The two photos look rather different but it's just different light, different places in the apartment.
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!