Here she is, quilters, in all her glory. You’ve seen her as a flimsy and you’ve seen her partly afloat. Squared Away has now been successfully quilted and bound. Here’s a close up of part of her. I’ve struggled to photograph the colours true to life, but this is close. It’s only a bit washed out .Fancy stitching would be lost in the busy top; I decided to use the blocks to guide Xs and Os that would make the plain back interesting. I even dared to use medium blue bottom line thread so that the stitching would be a little visible.
I thought it only fair that you should see Squared Away at the site of her previous adventures, so I took her back to the dock on which I tried to photograph the first few blocks. The water is in a different state now on this first spring like day. The quilt, inspired by the Squared Away BOM organized by Mari , the Academic Quilter, and Angela, of SoScrappy, and made with bits from my scrap bag, is now a miracle worker. She can lie on water. Me, I can even walk on it. It’s a heady feeling, but I won’t be enjoying it much longer this year, I hope.No blocks afloat today! As the sun sets with a beautiful pink glow, there is promise of more sunshine tomorrow, and maybe, just maybe, spring.