I made a second attempt in January and was much happier second time round. I finished the quilt top in February and you can read about the piecing process here.
Since then I've been hand quilting it. I've been experimenting with Aurifil 28wt and 12wt in preparation for hand quilting my la passacaglia quilt later in the year. The 12wt is lovely and silky, but the 28wt is skinnier and will allow me to take smaller stitches on the la passacaglia.
I quilted in straight lines on all the buildings and coloured parts of this quilt. I tried to quilt a few clouds into the sky, but when I realised that they wouldn't show up, I just went free form and left the sky quite natural. It has quilting and texture, but there's no defined pattern in the sky.
I have an ideal place to hang this quilt in our hall way. Visitors will see it as soon as I open the front door.
I've decided to call it "Wellington 6037" because it does look a bit like where I live. We have tall office buildings in town, but I live on the edge of the city and can see sheep and cows from my house. The 6037 is my postcode and a bit of a throw back to the TV show Beverly Hills 90210, which we all thought was quite funny many years ago.
I didn't think I'd get any quilts finished in the first quarter of this year, so I didn't join any finish alongs. But I will link up with Crazy Mom Quilts like usual.
Finished size 33" x 52"