The New Year has begun with technically only one finish, the other was actually a Christmas gift, but I haven't blogged about it yet, so it's included here.
And while the cross hatching around the name looks effective, I must remember just how time consuming it is and its certainly easier if you're just doing it across negative space. Still as with most quilts, once its done it feels good to have achieved it and to hand it over.
The second is a bow tie, but in a different layout to one I'd done earlier in 2016. I decided to make it more scrappy too (the other was a blue/yellow combination). I chose to do a Baptist fan pattern which was also quite time consuming but lovely to see it unfolding.
Then I laid it out on the deck (thankfully a lovely sunny day)
And finally the back, which was a simple print of three words: love, joy and peace which seemed perfectly appropriate since that's what I was having as I quilted it at our holiday place near the beach.