Sunday, September 22, 2013
It's a top
I debated adding those last 2 rows of squares. In the end I added them, because bigger is better & I'd rather use them than not. By adding them, I used about 97% of the squares that I had allocated to this project. (In the beginning it was going to have 20 blocks, it only has 12. I added the remaining 7 or 8 squares to my scrap vomit box - about to be Drunken Irish Chain box)
So I was able to add some large squares in the corners. This was the fabric that I used to choose the orange/aqua/brown colors in the quilt.
But I of course had a cutting error first. 2.5 + 2.5 - seam allowance = 4.5 not 4...
An arty shot from the center.
The back will be scrappy large squares in these colors - I need to trim them all down to the same size & piece them.
Any opinion on binding? I had a few others in the running, but I generally prefer a darker binding & I like striped bindings, so these two became the final 2 in the running. (They were both used in the body of the quilt.)
Since my intersections are pretty close to perfect (YIPPEE, I can piece squares.) I am going to have the long-armer quilt it in a cross hatch - I think.
This one has a lot of old favorites, dare I say "precious" pieces so I am glad to see it nearer to completed. (It felt good to use them instead of hoarding them waiting for the perfect project.)