Sunday, February 12, 2023

First finish for February 2023

The Other 16 Patch-Cool.

The reason I call it the other 16 patch is because the original 16 patch has 16 squares per square block and this one has 16 rectangles per rectangular block.  All of the fabrics are Kaffe Fassett collective and Martha Negley.

It is 54" x 73.5".

The back is a Brandon Mably print from a few years ago.

Warm and Plush batting, variegated YLI cotton thread on top, Bottom Line in the bobbin.

I hope this is a sign of success on 2 out of 3 Amaryllis plants that I babied all through last summer outside and in the cool and dark garage November through part of January.  Sometimes buds late in the winter season dry up instead of growing so I'm not going to get too excited yet.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great job on the amaryllis - I have only had a second bloom like that come up a couple times over the years. Love the quilt finish

Mary said...

I love your cool rectangle quilt. It includes all my favorite colors. Your amaryllis plants are looking very promising.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Beautiful finish - the colors are so calming (but with prints that are still very interesting to look at).

Vicki W said...

Wonderful cool colors and that backing is PERFECT.

sue s said...

Loving the finished other 16-patch! I may use that for an RSC project.
I have a question about the amaryllis. My Ann Arbor weather is similar to yours- do you put outside in summer and just let the stems grow until fall? Unclear from youtubes I've watched.

JJM said...

First finish for February and what a grand finish it is . Love those rectangles and then the backing just shouts a February winter.

Amaryllis is like the the little engine that could… hope you get those blossoms.


Agile Jack said...

I just love how this quilt turned out! It's very cool, in many ways!

patty a. said...

The quilt turned out fabulous! I am glad the blubs are showing signs of life!

Cathy said...

Another nice idea for a 16 patch. It is really cool!

I've never had an Amaryllis overwinter. I gave up on them a long time ago but they are oh so beautiful. Good luck!