Friday, 6 June 2014
I think I've used up all the blue floral fabric now
This is the quilt that I was making during Me Made May, which I have finished in time for my friend's birthday. I had a lot of fun making this one. The inspiration came from a wish to use up the remainder of the blue floral fabric that I had already used to make a top and a skirt.
I had enough left to make the points on twenty stars - so that dictated the size of this lap quilt.
I decided to just use sashing for the borders. I did think I had enough scraps leftover from the quilt top to make an additional flying geese border, but as I started to cut the triangles out for that it became apparent that I didn't actually have enough to do the light/dark contrast I wanted, so I left it as it was.
The quilting turned out ok. I am always aiming to become more accurate and get the speed even to help the tension along - but I realise that this will, and has, improved with practice.
I took an inordinate amount of photos! My friend was very pleased with her present - which is lucky because I get so emotional giving a quilt. There's just something about it....
(Linking up with Lizzie Lenard Free Motion Mavericks)