My Irish Great-Grandpa Sampler Quilt is my first finish of 2014. I made it to accompany the story of my great-grandfather James Lynch. Each of the twelve blocks represents a portion of his biography, written by my grandmother. I love the combination of quilting and history!
My wonderfully creative long-armer returned it right before Thanksgiving. I got busy with the holidays and have just now finished the binding.
I imagined this quilt would be different shades of green with touches of yellow and brown. But after I made the sashing from alternate 2" squares of yellow and green, it turned out to be much more yellow than I had originally expected. It's certainly a cheerful quilt!
I plan to use this quilt as a spring tablecloth. It is cold and snowy here during April and May, so this quilt will make it feel like spring inside even though it still feels like winter outside!
The wind and the low sun made it hard to get a good photo outside!
Have you finished a project this year? Inquiring minds want to know!
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Contrary Wife Quilt Block and the Characters in The Healing Quilt, Part II.