Washington Depot – Finished

I’m squeezing in one last blog post before the end of the month with this finished Washington Depot quilt – made with Denyse Schmidt’s Washington Depot fabric.  I love the quilt, I love the fabric, and I’m pretty fond of the location I took this picture.

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These pictures were actually taken last summer (sometimes I’m slow to post finish projects) at Lake Okoboji when I was visiting my parents.  Lake Okoboji is in Northwest Iowa and is lots of fun in the summer.  I’ve spent many summers on the lake, and I’m hoping to make one last visit to my parents and take an end-of-season boat ride.  We’ll see if that happens.

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But back to the quilt.

In my original blog post about this quilt, I wrote how this block was inspired by a vintage quilt I ran across.  I’m not sure if the block has a name, but it’s pretty easy and a good one to work on slowly, like if you want to do a block a night.

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It’s also a good block for a scrappy quilt.  I obviously didn’t make a scrappy quilt with this one, but I did have to mix in some solids to be able to finish my blocks.  I ran out of Washington Depot fabric but I think it was a happy accident. I like the addition of the solids and think it helps break up the monotony a bit.

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The backing for this quilt is some of my favorite.  At the end of 2020 Joann Fabrics introduced a Friends collection, and as a huge Friends fan of course I had to get some.  It worked perfectly as a quilt back and complemented the Washington Depot Fabric.

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And with that, that’s a wrap for this quilt and for August.

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Fall is my favorite time of year so I’m looking forward to the next few months.  Here’s to crisp air, pumpkin flavored everything, and Fall quilt pics.

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