My afternoon companions today were Harry Potter and this Disappearing Nine Patch quilt for the Doll Swap Challenge group on Flickr. And, no, I didn't read while sewing. I read first, then sewed. I'm nearly done with this first HP book and I'm also listening to the 6th book on my iPod. We'll be listening and/or reading the others in time for the next and last installment.
I was sitting out on the patio and I happened to hold the quilt up and the sun shining through left a warm red glow.
I find the hand sewing of the binding to the back of the quilt to be almost a meditation. The same stitch all the way around.
And it's done just in time for the end of June. I'll be starting the July challenge this week. I love the colors in this one and planned all along to have it hanging in the living room. It's in a spot where I'll be able to see it everyday.
This quilt is about 19.5 inches square. It's machine pieced and hand quilted. These are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and I believe the two prints in the blocks are KF's also. The binding print is done by someone else. I've also categorized this post under Project Spectrum because red is one of the colors for June/July.