20 inches by 28.5 inches
I just ran out of time to get all the stones on . . . probably because I stalled so long on this one. I went to the bead store and bought real stones - they're just polished and drilled so they were easy to attach. Interestingly, all the stones ended up being some form of jasper. They just really appealed to me. Oh, I forgot to take any detail shots of the cool stones. Ooops.
This shot is for Kate of Katekwiltz blog, who asked me how I handled the ruffled edges of the rock wall section. My friend V., who helped me A LOT with this the last day, suggested that I do a basting stitch and then gather that section before sewing the border to it. It worked pretty well. There's still puffiness there, but no tucks. I won't be quilting in that area, and I think it looks OK. I would have liked the border to go right up to the "rocks" but it didn't work out that way.
I'm not 100% happy with this quilt, but I met the deadline and the requirements, so I can live with it. It really was a challenge this year. I think maybe I need to take a year off of doing the guild challenge, and just work on my own stuff for awhile. Some days that's all the challenge I can handle!
Here are my Block Lotto blocks for July. It was a fun block to do, and very easy. If you're interested in the pattern, just go visit the Block Lotto link in my sidebar. I'd love to win this month!
Here are some other Block Lotto blocks from a previous month (don't remember which one right now). I thought these were fun and easy, so I used these for a demonstration I did at the local county fair. This only needs some more white fabric between the rows and a simple border (black & white?) and it is ready to pass on to someone for quilting. It was fun doing the demo at the fair - seems like lots of people want to come see the quilts, and almost everyone has some quilting "family" story they want to share. That was lots of fun!