A finish by 9am!

This quilt is to hang in a local library later this year for my quilt clubs bi-annual quilt show:


It is my first wall quilt and is really small; 22 x 17 inches. This is part of the quilt club challenge called Colorado's Bountiful Harvest, we were provided three fat quarters which are the fabrics I used for the piano key border, binding and even the leftovers made up the backing. We had to make a quilt that embodied the idea of Colorado's Bountiful Harvest with a noticeable amount of the provided fabrics used.

My husband works in the gold mining industry here in Colorado, so I decided to focus on it, so this wall quilt can hang in his office at work. The fabric printed text has some facts about the mining industry in Colorado:


And my 136 piece PP gold mining wagon is the main block:


I did invisible thread quilting so that it didn't interfere with the picture etc. I of course failed to take into account with the crosshatch quilting on the piano keys that once the binding is attached it won't seem centered because it is such a small quilt! So I added an additional row of zig zag quilting:


This extra quilting fixed my misalignment and looks quite good actually to anyone who can see invisible thread LOL! I also did machine binding using invisible thread; OMG the quilting police will die, using machine binding for a quilt show quilt is blasphemy LOL, but that is me, lazy and carefree when it comes to some quilting traditions!!

I love the gold and silver fabrics in this, they were given to me by a quilting friend Caryn when I explained what theme I chose for my quilt. Quilty friends are wonderful!!

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