Pysanky- Completed!

The last time I posted about this quilt I had finished piecing 25 egg blocks and was trying to decide how to set them and finish the quilt. I stitched the eggs on point and placed them next to each other to see how that looked.

Preliminary Layout

This was okay, but it didn’t have any definition of blocks, it needed some separation with a sashing to set the blocks off. So, I started looking at sashing designs and came up with this:

Blue and white sashing strips

Yes! The blue and white sashing tied in well with the blue and white eggs.

The next issue to decide was how to quilt it. I went with heavy stippling around the eggs to make them pop. The eggs themselves were quilted along their design lines. Around the triangle border I quilted large feathers and in the navy blue border quilted an on point checkerboard.

Close up of quilting
Marking the border for quilting

Here is the finished quilt. I was thrilled to have it accepted in the International Quilt Festival’s Sapphire Quilts Special Exhibit. It will be traveling to other shows across the country for the next two years.

Finished quilt

Half Square Triangles Quilt

These beautiful Asian fabrics were recently donated to our Quilt Ministry.  They are printed with gold highlights, rich colors and gorgeous details.  I used an easy to stitch Half Square Triangle design that consists of a mirror image setting and uses only four different fabrics (the 3 shown in the first picture above and one more dark navy-gold print).  This lap sized quilt has 96 five inch (finished size) square blocks .  The overall size is 40″ by 60″.