Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

En Provence

In all of the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the quilt show, I didn’t get all of my finishes posted. Since the show, I’ve been piecing up a storm as well, resulting in limited blogging as well.  Hopefully over the next couple of days I’ll get caught up.

En Provence was the Winter 2016 Quiltville Mystery Quilt.  I did fairly well keeping up with the clues finishing the top in February 2017.  I did add extra borders so make it larger.

On a roll, I promptly went out and purchased the batting and backing for the quilt, but then I didn’t get in to quilt it until after Thanksgiving.

Did I mention this is a big quilt?  108 inches square.  I did not get it finished in the time I  had available to me.  I pulled it off the frame tossed it in the back of my car where it road around for a few weeks before I brought it in side, tossing it on my ironing board.  It became Butterscotch’s favorite spot.

Somewhere along the way she threw a hairball up on the quilt.  Yuk. Eventually I moved the quilt.  It resided in the 2nd bedroom, the living room and our bedroom before it made it back to the sewing room.

Then when my sister got her long arm quilting machine, I spent about 2 weeks ripping out the quilting I had done. Butterscotch “helped” me.


Eventually I got over to my sister’s and got it quilted.  I had lots of help from Butterscotch again putting the binding on.

But eventually I got it done and was able to hang it to take pictures.

I needed an extra wide backing, so picked this because of the color.  I don’t think I really saw it until it was hanging.

On my list to do is make some pillow cases.  I have a bit of the border fabric, some of the backing, the blue I used for binding and some of the red.  I don’t think all of the cases will be exactly alike, but that will be OK.

Here is a bit of the quilting detail.  I used a holly E2E design that was pre-loaded on the computer, so I don’t know the name of the design.  Buttercup Glide thread was used in the needle and bobbin. The batting is Hobb’s Bleached Tuscany 100% Cotton.

The final size after quilting and washing is about 104 inches.

Started piecing: 11/2/16

Top completed: 2/10/17

Finished: 9/25/18


2 Thoughts on “En Provence

  1. Colleen on October 27, 2018 at 12:12 am said:

    Looks like that quilt is or has become Butterscotch’s I hope you keep it on a bed for the kitty or folded on top of your stack of quilts so your cat can continue to love it

  2. Lorraine in Louisiana. on October 29, 2018 at 1:01 am said:

    Very,very pretty Pam. I love the piece that you chose for the backing.

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