I finished the Lotus quilting yesterday, and sewed the binding on, so I guess it is my last finish of 2012. I don't really keep track of all the quilts I make or finish throughout the year. Maybe I should, but I don't think like that. I don't make resolutions either, but I do know what I want to accomplish and just aim for that. I don't always have time to quilt and bind quilts before teaching the classes because of my day job, so I finish what I can, and try to catch up on some of the others when I have time.
I wanted to quilt this one before hanging as a class model because the pieces are cut on the bias somewhat, so I was afraid it would get wonky if I didn't. I basted the raw edges since it doesn't have a border. I had a hard time choosing the quilting pattern as the quilt is so geometric and I wanted something to soften and curve, but didn't want to do flowers. So I used Oriental Illusions, which wiggles around and looks like crab legs to me.
I used a black batik with a circular pattern for the back and gold variegated thread. I like the quilting to enhance but not take over, so this thread blended well with the fabrics.
I am going to my hometown today. My sister, Nancy, always brings halibut from Canada with her (bought fresh, then flash frozen) and treats us all to a delicious New Years Day dinner. She will be here for another 10 days before she heads home. I am also going to check and see if she had a chance to work on her quilt anymore since Sunday. I know Sharon did, so I hope she brings it with her today so I can take more pictures! Happy New Year!