My afternoon companions today were Harry Potter and this Disappearing Nine Patch quilt for the Doll Swap Challenge group on Flickr. And, no, I didn't read while sewing. I read first, then sewed. I'm nearly done with this first HP book and I'm also listening to the 6th book on my iPod. We'll be listening and/or reading the others in time for the next and last installment.
I was sitting out on the patio and I happened to hold the quilt up and the sun shining through left a warm red glow. I find the hand sewing of the binding to the back of the quilt to be almost a meditation. The same stitch all the way around. And it's done just in time for the end of June. I'll be starting the July challenge this week. I love the colors in this one and planned all along to have it hanging in the living room. It's in a spot where I'll be able to see it everyday.
This quilt is about 19.5 inches square. It's machine pieced and hand quilted. These are Kaffe Fassett shot cottons and I believe the two prints in the blocks are KF's also. The binding print is done by someone else.