(this is actually rotated 90 degrees... the red flying geese are in the lower left-hand corner)
My frog in the blender is finished mixing. Done sewing. Completed quilting. Against my better judgement I followed what the readers told me. Keep the name! So, it is official and the label on the back of the quilt has the "Frog in the Blender" name. I hope the recipient has a sense of humor. I am a little worried...
I may add a few beads for embellishment, but the quilt is basically done to send to my ALQS partner. It will probably not be mailed for a few weeks since it's not due until July 1 (let's build some anticipation - and see if the recipient can guess if it is for her ...or him!).
I opted to heavily machine quilt this piece. I have only machine quilted 3 others so I am still something of a neophyte, but I chose my thread color and fabric carefully so that machine quilting flaws are hard to see. There's meandering free-motion quilting as well as a lot of outline stitching using my walking foot. I meandered heavily so as to make the red areas in the pieced sections poof up a bit.
I love the variety of food fabrics - kiwis, apples and watermellons, plus many bits of red and blacks from my stash. The bacl of the quilt is plain black. I should have photographed it since the quilting is more evident on the back. Maybe the recipient can show this picture.
If you ignore the fact that two of my circular pieces do not match up perfectly, which I am trying to do, I think the quilt is pretty neat. It's out of my normal box a little (OK, a lot), but it's a fun melding of traditional piecing with untraditional fabrics and a touch of more contemporary layout.
Do you think that my partner will appreciate this, or will she want to put this in the blender?