It must have been a great Summer for harvesting and baling hay. Large round hay bales are scattered across nearly every field around, it's so beautiful! I couldn't let such a perfect quilt photo shoot opportunity pass me by. So, Sunday night, after a busy weekend away, I finished up a new quilt top to take to the fields. These Bound fabric colors & prints are such a perfect pairing to the landscape and warmth of these Summer days!
My quilt pattern is just a combination of Windmill and Four-patch blocks turned on point. Since I've been wanting to experiment with traditional quilt block patterns and quilt-as-you-go using batting as my foundation, I took the time to do so with these blocks. It worked perfectly!
To add a little twist to my simple patchwork plan, I added in a mix of solids to form a band of stacked diamonds down the center of my quilt. Inspiring this quilts' new name, my Summer Harlequin Quilt!
I haven't yet decided on how I'm going to quilt finish this one, but I'm leaning towards hand quilting using Aurifil's new AuriFloss at the moment. I have some time to think it over, since I turned my one and only quilting hoop into a dream catcher last year, HA!
I'd love to hear your ideas, if you care to share?
I wish you all a beautiful day! ♡ Maureen