To the (somewhat) long-term UFO “Cardinal Quilt”. I’m still not sure why this one felt like it took so much time to complete but I know that this quilt didn’t seem in any hurry to speak to me (that’s my story and I’m gonna stick to it for now). For those who joined this trek a bit late you may catch up here, here, here, & here. There are more posts (if you put “Cardinal Quilt” in the ‘Search’ field on the right side bar) that will take you back to this quilt’s “birth” but for that trek I’m sure a pot of coffee or tea will be needed!
Anyhow, I had vowed…..and this was a ‘tough-y’…..that I would not start my day/get out of my jammies until the binding was completed, so………………..a photo of me in my “nest” is appropriate for the finish of a quilt with the theme of ‘cardinals’, hmmmm???
It was difficult to get the color accurate and get the texture shots I wanted. It finished 60”x 62”….a nice size. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 (love this and use it almost exclusively!).
Threads used: Top: Sulky Viscose Rayon & Superior Meallic Variegated Gold, #025. Bobbin thread: Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly (70wt…love it! No/low lint!!).
The quilt center is 2 cardinal repeats plus a half (which gave me the 4 outer corner stones.
Because of the dense quilting, this quilt is much heavier than others I’ve done of this size. Very interesting.
Thanks so much for all your visits and kindly bearing with the multiple posts. Now, on to see what lies ahead…….