It finally stopped raining, so I can show you the Monkey Wrench quilt that was finished over a week ago. There are not my favorite fabrics to work with, but I really enjoyed the process. I can't wait to tell you how these blocks were pieced, but you'll have to wait until my friend's instructions are published.
I bought most of the fabric on a shop hop trip last Spring, and picked up the border and backing fabric on a road trip a few weeks ago. From a pair of fat quarters, I was able to make four blocks - 2 positive and 2 negative. (Look for the green blocks to see what I mean.)
These are my favorite blocks. I love these red and blue prints. If you click on the collage, you'll be able to see the large stippling. I went through 9 bobbins with this quilting.
I made a huge Greek Cross block for the back. Isn't it cool how many different blocks you can make with the same shapes? By the way, hand stitching the binding was a nightmare. That red print blended so well into itself, I couldn't see what I was doing! That print doesn't look so pink in person.
The quilt is a little too big for Bill to hold up!
Started Sunday, 9/21/14
Finished Saturday, 9/27/14
61" X 84"