Strawberry Fields 2011 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Finished

Hooray! A Monday finish! It's the long weekend here in Canada and today is Victoria Day. Normally a lot of Canadians head out camping or, if they are luck enough to have a lakeside cabin, to the cabin. My family usually takes a long weekend after the long weekend so we can enjoy Jasper National Park after the crowds have gone home. So my husband worked this weekend. He worked three 14 hour days in a row while I took care of the kids and quilted all weekend.

Strawberry Fields 2011 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Pieced and Quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. Started in 2011. Finished in 2016.

The first post I have on this blog about this quilt was written on August 6, 2012.This quilt has been basted and draped over a chair since I finished piecing it and I posted it on Instagram on May 30, 2015. So that means it's been sitting for almost a year waiting to be quilted. Yikes! Anyway, I spent the majority of the long weekend quilting it. I finished quilting this morning and put the binding on (machine sewn... hand sewing was not going to happen.) And now this quilt is washed, dried and on my bed! I am thrilled!

A close up of some of my quilting. This was quilted on my domestic Juki semi industrial sewing machine. (Not a long arm but it has a large throat space and it's super fast.)

Close-up showing the backing and binding on the left side of the photo. This tulip is my favourite flower on the quilt.
Wow! I certainly didn't think it would take me over five years to make this quilt when I started it but I am so happy that I have finally finished it and I can enjoy this summery flowery quilt on my bed at last. Thank you for visiting today to see my Monday finish that was a very long time coming. #thistookforever