This quilt started last fall when Cindy contacted me about being her partner for an x and + swap that Carla and Susan were starting. I immediately said yes and we set about choosing our colour palette. I couldn't find our inspiration picture when writing this post, but perhaps Cindy will have it.
We decided on 64 blocks. Each month we made 4 pair of blocks. 4 to keep and 4 to trade. It was so much fun getting them in the mail each month because her fabrics were so different from mine : )
Today is the day for the reveal
The blocks were sewn together randomly which resulted in some lighter areas but that's ok. I had fun just grabbing the next block and sewing it on.
While quilting this, I was thinking of where I might go for a little photo shoot. I knew of a small waterfall that my son has taken pictures of and I asked him if he could take me there. His reply was "I think you could make it"
So...........channeling my inner 'mountain goat', off we went.
There is much less water right now so we didn't get too wet.......
Seeing as how we traded blocks every month, I knew when I saw this fabric that it would make the perfect backing. It's called '8 days a week' by Windham fabrics. The binding is a scrappy mix of leftover turquoise bits.
I'm super happy that I joined in this swap. I just love this quilt! Thank you Cindy for being such an awesome partner.
I'm linking up today with Lollyquiltz where you can see more x and + quilts made by others who partnered up
58 x 58
pieced by Cindy and me
quilted by me
linking up with finish it up Friday