I've been wanting to make a Modern Maples quilt for awhile (late to the modern maples online quilt-alongs). I had recently purchased some Bohemia by Julie Paschkis (by In the Beginning) from Winter Creek Cloth because I just loved all of the prints, except for the cat prints. I'm not a fan of cats, but I'll agree that they are beautiful creatures. But the cat print also had owls in it, and owls are just so dang cute. I was actually going to try to fussy cut the owls and throw away the cats, but that would've chopped up and wasted so much fabric. So I eventually decided to use the cat print, too, and I'm so glad I did! They're so dang cute!
Oh wait, this was going to be a happy post about a Modern Maples quilt, right? I finished it the night before we left for California. I'm not sure why I can't finish things before the last minute. Unfortunately, I didn't get all the pics that I normally would have, but still got a few good ones.
I always love taking a shot of the pin basting...
And my dude always likes to take a pic of me binding the quilt because there's at least one dog who will be on the quilt while this is happening. Don't worry...it always gets washed once or twice before I give it away, and my dogs are hypoallergenic and groomed regularly. Seriously. I suppose I couldn't do this if I were actually selling my quilts, huh?
And the final pic.....I can't believe this is the only shot I got. Makes me a little sad. I used that orange fabric (2nd row leaf) for the backing. It was beautiful!We arrived in California late in the evening, then my dude drove the quilt to the Loomis Eggplant Festival (Come for the eggplant...stay for the fun!), where they sold tickets all day. Tickets were also sold at the Celebration of Life. The quilt was won by someone that I didn't know, which was weird because I'm pretty sure that every quilt I've ever put in a fundraiser has gone to someone I know. Hopefully, it will be enjoyed for many years! Of course, I forgot to label it. Why can't I remember to do this?? Do you label your quilts? If so, what's your method and how much info do you include?