I put the final quilting stitches in one of the quilts that travelled north, pin-basted.
The pattern was from a Quiltmaker magazine at least 2 or 3 years old. Two years ago, I made a kit from my stash but ran out of time to make it. It finally arrived at the finished mark this winter.
I found the technique for some of the units to be easy, but very wasteful, so if I made this pattern again, I'd find alternate methods.
I inherited some stencils a couple of years ago. This one was too large for the block, but I just omitted the last feather on four of the swirl arms, and it fit just fine. I stitched it in a variegated rose thread on the yellow blocks, and a variegated gold thread on the dark green ones.
The border quilting is difficult to see, but there is a rose in each corner, and zig-zag leaves in the centre of each long border.
I made a pieced back for this quilt, using leftover fabrics, and managed to add 14.75 yards of fabric to my "used from stash" report for next Sunday!