The Bad News? Despite the long list I hoped to complete for the 3rd Quarter, I only managed one finish. The Good News? It's a gift for my neighbors that I am very happy to be able to finish and give!
This was #4 on the 3rd Quarter Finish Along List I posted here. It's now dubbed "The Mack's Morning Catch" from the pattern "Morning Catch" by Rochelle Martin from her book "Man Cave Quilts".
I did it up in batiks taking the fabric cues and color scheme from the pattern but added the bobber and tackle box applique from the book "A Star "4" Every Season" by the Kansas Troubles girls. I also changed the names of the fish used in the pattern to the types of fish in our local waters. While the fish applique at the bottom was also made from a batik, the others were cut from regular quilting cottons. The words, fishing rod and bobber were made from Windham hand-dyes leftover from another project and some Cherrywood fabrics from sampler packs that I had purchased at a quilt show a few years ago.
Some detail shots:
It took me a while longer to complete than I thought it would and it's been hard to get good pictures because it has been cloudy the last few days. But I needed to get this done if I was going to make the quarter reporting deadline!
This wasn't the only thing I worked on this quarter. They don't rank as a finish (which is why I'm not reporting them separately), but I was able to move #2 on my 3rd Quarter list, the two Civil War Repro lap quilts, to the flimsy stage:
While I'm still in quilting mode, I'm hoping to get these quilted up over the next week (although knowing me, it will probably will wind up taking a few weeks).
Now that I've checked in, it's time to go see what everyone else got done! If you want to see that too, head on over to Katy Cameron's blog The Littlest Thistle and see all the other lovely quilted goodness that was completed this quarter!