This is the first full size one I've made and I can't be too insufferably smug because it's full of bits that aren't very professional. Some of the points don't meet up and it would have been a lot more classy if I'd given more thought to the direction of the prints. The most annoying mistake I made was somehow to include a small lump of coloured fluff in between the backing and wadding. It shows through and looks as if a spider has crawled in there and died. My husband suggested I do key-hole surgery on it, but I think it will have to stay there.
It was a great learning experience because I am not naturally organised or meticulous, but the quilt is going to such a good cause and I wanted it to be right. If I'd been making it for myself I would have cut all the corners (and probably all the points), but I really had to buckle down and try and do it properly.
Geeky details: The quilt is approximately 55 inches square. The coloured star was pieced from fabric very generously donated by Patchwork Queen who sent me this lovely package - I picked out some and all the rest has gone off to Trudi Quilting Prolifically for her Siblings Together granny squares. I quilted it in the ditch round all the stars within stars and then round and round the rest, with organic (ie wonky) lines.
The binding is a Riley Blake stripe which, of course, I now wish I'd ordered more of.
|I just noticed the cat hair...|
I used the calculator here to work out the amount of binding fabric needed.
You're only spared further artistic shots of it on a beach, or hanging over my clematis, because it is foul weather and the forecast is awful for the whole weekend! I might just have to take a few more pictures of it before it goes off to its new home, though.
Have a great weekend.