Happy Friday, my friends! I hope you have had a good week. I worked and worked and worked on getting Yucca Whimsy done this week, and I am DONE! Fabrics used are from Benartex‘ Sew Chick collection:
I had about two days to spend on the quilting. There really wasn’t anytime for me to mark the quilt. So, the quilting you see was entirely free-handed with my home machine.
Yucca Whimsy is now on its way to New Jersey for a photo shoot next week. That’s why the rush on my end.
I had initially meant for the blocks to be a grape cluster blocks, but alas, the leaves didn’t look remotely like grape leaves! So, I started think of these blocks as the blossom clusters of a Yucca plant. :) Whether the editor would keep “Yucca Whimsy” as the final name remains to be seen:
A few more sneak peeks:
Setting the blocks in a quilt is always a fun exercise. One gets different looks depending on how a block is place, rotated, and etc. These are the same blocks, but when they are rotated different, together they give a nice look!
That’s all I can show you on this quilt for now until it is officially featured in The Quilter‘s November 2010 issue. The magazines are hitting the newsstands in September. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile, may a lovely weekend come your way! Thanks for stopping by. So many of you have become such special friends – and I appreciate you greatly!
p.s. I will be making an appearance with Dan and Rhonda of Rogers Sewing Center at the Northwest Arkansas Quilt Guild meeting on June 24th at 7pm. I would love to see you there, and I would really like you to meet my special friends Dan and Rhonda if you haven’t already!