Last week I posted a sneak peek into one of the quilts I was making.
Well, it’s finished and I’m really pleased with how it has turned out.
I made the design up as I went along. If anyone would like the pattern let me know and I’ll come up with something for you.
I started out with the urge to use pinwheels. I ended up with twelve of them making the centre of the quilt. They were then framed by white sashing, then a border made from squares cut from a jelly roll. After some umming and ahhing I decided to finish off with a wide white border.
Then it came to quilting it. The centre of the quilt was quilted using stitch in the ditch. The border looked too big and plain to me. I ummed and ahhed some more. Would it look better left plain or with some kind of meandering pattern?
Mike said plain.
I thought otherwise.
I went for an “it’s-not-really-anything-in-particular-it’s-just-a-meandering-improvised-pattern” and it looks good!
I decided on a patterned backing which I much prefer to plain. I think it’s worked well.
And I made the binding by cutting short lengths of jelly roll using the same fabric design.
It started off measuring 37.5″ x 45″ and after washing is now measuring 31.5″ x 41″. That should be all the shrinkage taken care of!
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the fabric is from the Candy Kisses range by Moda. Isn’t it lovely?
So there it is all made, washed and ready for the new owner to take home and snuggle into.
If she can prise it out of my hands.
I hope she’ll love it as much as I do.