Last Quilt Before I Go

 I'm packing it all up and getting out of town. Literally. I'm leaving with my family tomorrow to spend a month in Ireland. It's going to be a fantastic vacation and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm even looking forward to the adventure of driving on the wrong left side of the road. I'll be using this space to post pictures and create a mini-travelogue of our trip. So come back to the blog and take a virtual vacation trip with me.

In between the busy-ness of getting ready for the trip, and that includes making sure three teenagers are getting ready as well, (that alone is a feat onto itself), I've completed one last quilt.

 

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south bay quilt, a set on Flickr.

 

This beautiful applique quilt is from the South Bay Quilters Guild, and is an opportunity quilt for them. It was volunteer pieced by their guild members. The handwork quality of the applique on this quilt is incredible! With the high end quality of their craftmanship, I wanted the quilting to match the high standard they set in the piecing.

Because the applique is floral in its design, I quilted with a type of floral feather shape in the design. I used wool batting as it has a really nice loft and was able to show off the applique in all its beauty. I also really like to use wool batting, plus they really wanted wool batting, so it was a win win for all.

The pictures from the back are my favorite as they really show off the quilting the best. I'm really proud of how this quilt turned out, and I hope you enjoy looking at it as well.

With that, I'm outta here. Have a good summer, and be safe kids. Look for my next posting from Ireland!