Last year, I blogged about starting a large batik quilt because it reminded me of a quilt cruise that I took with my sister. You can read about the start of this project here.
I finished up the quilt blocks over the summer and then took it to my mom’s house for quilting in the fall. Then, I brought it home and there it sat in my to-do stack until last week. After working on winter themed projects for a while, I finally decided to add the binding and finish it.
Here’s a look at the quilt with my cat supervisor in the foreground:
This is a large quilt at about 83-inches square. The pattern is called “Island Breeze” by Jackie Kunkel and be found in the June/July 2012 issue of Quilt magazine.
The finished quilt is quite warm and inviting, and I hope to get a better picture of the finished project in different lighting. I really wanted to make a quilt using pink batiks, but not one that would be too feminine for my husband to look at every day! I think the blue, green, and yellow batiks really help to keep the pink from becoming too much.
Here’s another look:
Just looking at this quilt makes me long for warm, summer days!