Good evening good evening good evening good evening…

Friday evening saw me finish up the Fryed Pixels quilt!

It was washed and dried Saturday and apart from having to do a bit of hand stitching here and there to tidy it up and adding the sleeve on the back, it is what I call, finished.

It looks better from a distance (not because the squares don’t always line up, more because it actually looks like Stephen Fry from further back)…

A close up of the dogwood quilting which I loved doing and love the look of too…

The backing fabric is Pie Basket from Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt and also a bit of that vintage yellow stuff. I pillowcase bound it so that there is no separate piece of binding fabric for a more modern finish and also it reminds me of a canvas print rather than a picture in a frame because of this.

I must admit to have been inspired in part by the Ron Swanson quilt by Monica Solorio-Snow. I haven’t made a note of the size of this quilt but it is definitely more than 40″ wide and each square is 1″ finished size. The piecing was done in blocks of 5×5 by adhering them to very light interfacing first and sewing in strips, there’s a video of this and also my WIP stages if you search for “Fryed Pixels” in that box over there. I started it right before the New Year so it’s over 2 months of work on my design wall (and am I glad to be sticking new stuff up on there!) and probably if you added all the stitching time together you’d be looking at 25-30 hours of piecing and pressing plus an hour basting (had to do it twice) and 4 hours for the quilting.

Yeah!!!! Another finish for the finish-a-long! Bring on the Quilt and Stitch Village show!

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