Our growing season is intense but short so the past week was all about getting all the planting done. Planters in the front of the house...check.
Planters on the the deck...all nine of them...check.
Visitors showing up regularly...a bull moose.
And a cow with her two babies running through my neighbor's yard.
I finished my top from Breakfast Club.
Roughly 55" x 74".
I got the center completely pieced and diamonds top stitched while at Breakfast Club which lasts for five hours. But during that 5-hours, I also ate breakfast and lunch, shopped, did a test run on Bernina's latest longarm machine and spent time on show and tell. In other words...it's a quick project!
I had two River Rock Bali Crackers that I used to pull the square colors I wanted. It is always a challenge for me to do these random placement quilts but I went into this expecting to create a simple lap quilt to have on hand as a gift...or to use in my house...it looks great in my living room on my gray leather couch.
Our method for the top was the 10-minute block which you can google for a Youtube video. Our trick we discovered at Breakfast club was to press all the seams open for the center section blocks...otherwise there is quite a stack of fabric in the center of each diamond which might be a challenge when quilting. I'm very glad we figured this out in the first block we made.
I created my borders at home...I wanted to bring more of the dark gray diamond fabric into the quilt which is why I added the two gray borders. One of the ladies was planing to embroider designs on the diamonds...hope she has time to get to that this summer.