As I mentioned in my last post, I'm on a mission to shrink the UFO stack. This version of Party Crackers was an easy one to move to the finished stack. It had been waiting for binding much longer than I care to admit. It just kept being pushed the bottom of the priority list because it didn't have a deadline.
The dark background version of Party Crackers, Rosie approved, is bound and ready to use. Well, not right now. There's a heat advisory right now. I'll wait until fall to use the quilt, but it is finished!
I actually pieced this quilt top in November 2021. I think I sent it out for longarm quilting in winter 2022. I even had binding ready to go when it came home from the quilter's, so I really can't fathom why it's been sitting unbound on a shelf until now. I don't even know why I didn't share any pictures in progress, because I have pictures. I guess it's just been a weird and busy few years.
So, though I'm late sharing, here are some process pictures.
| Fabric Pull|
Jason Yenter prints (mostly from the Resplendent collection)
Grunge for the background
|Fabric cut, ready to piece|
|Chain piecing stitch-and-flip-units|
|So much pressing!|
|Block in progress|
|Quilt top inspection by Rosie, November 2021|
|Party Crackers Finally finished, July 2023!|