First, Jenny is ok, the storm just brushed them. Please keep the farmers and others in the flood path in your prayers.
And second, yay, it's done! Well, almost - I'm going to re-do the binding. I put my needle to the far right and I think it looks too thin, so it will get removed and re-bound with the needle in the middle.
This was a challenge from Lyn at Bluebird Quilts. She had some vintage hexagons she'd bought on ebay, and decided she'd never get to them, so she issued the challenge for participants to make a mini-quilt with four of them....she sent five and I ended up using them all.
I really like the way it turned out. It's rare something in my head comes out looking like I thought it would.
I did have a couple of problems. When doing the free-motion quilting, for some reason my thread started turning black - it was grease or oil coming up through the bobbin case. It happened twice! The first one was bad on the back, but not the front, and the second one was worse on the front. I'm not sure how to get it out. You can just see it at the top of the "flower".
Other than that, and having to re-do the binding, I really love this little quilt. It was great fun to do and not something I would have thought of on my own. After looking at the tiny stitches in the hexagons, I can say with certainty that I'll never make a grandmother's flower garden quilt! This will have to suffice, lol. Thank you Lyn for the opportunity to make something so fun!
This last pic is for Dolores - she said, when she saw my barkcloth curtains, she immediately thought of flamingos. Well, right next to them I have hanging my flamingo mirror - they do go well together, I think! And they're probably both from the same era.
And now I have to go pick out some binding for my Ului table runner that Jenny posted. Yesterday, as you know, was National Quilting Day here in the States, and my local PBS station had quilt shows on ALL DAY. So of course, I had to quilt all day - not only did I quilt and bind my challenge quilt, I also cut, appliqued, pieced and quilted my table runner! I think it should be National Quilting Day every Saturday. Wouldn't that be fun!