A little bit closer and you can see it is the strings quilt I started well over a year ago. It was nice to have a break from it, as it was like catching up with an old friend again as I stitched the binding on. I remember those scraps of park slope with a few other treasures in there too. While I mourned cutting into every last piece I had, I'm not regretting it.
A close up of the stippling shows the hard work Viv has put into this. It started out as a swap for one of these for some quilting and became a bit of an epic when the back didn't behave. Viv really has done a wonderful job on this (I've asked and she's open to orders too).
Troublesome Back - GRRR
I just had to hold onto the trimmings when the blocks on the front were squared up. They made for some loosened up piecing on the back.
Of course, it wouldn't be complete without a proud new owner too.