Floating is finished! Not the best photo - it has been rainy and overcast for days here in NJ so the lighting was poor, my quilt holders (my mom and Miss Main Street) are short so the top sags, and Dillie insisted on being in the picture. The design is by Cindy Lammon. The pattern (called Peppermint Float) was included in last year's calendar from That Patchwork Place and Cindy made the variation and provided the instructions on her blog, Hyacinth Quilt Designs.
I liked the diagonal line quilting Cindy used on her quilt so asked my long arm quilter, Karen Thompson, to do the same.
The blocks are large and went together quickly early this year, and the top was quilted by early summer. But by then I was heavily into La Passacaglia and did not get around to binding this quilt until last week.
I used a gray on white doodle print for the backing. The gray color matches the gray in the polka dot sashing and binding.
Floating is 81" square, so a good size but not quite bed size. In an earlier post, a reader asked if lining up the narrow sashing was difficult. It isn't really, you just need to pin well and not rush it.
I plan to make another of Cindy Lammon's designs in 2016. She designs many quilts with the sort of updated traditional look that I am favoring right now.