11 Aug I finished a quilt!
If sewing has been a little light around here, finishing something has been even more elusive! Yesterday, I finished this quilt for Cheryl’s Quilts Recover. Unfortunately, it is past her deadline, but I’m sure she will be able to use it somewhere 🙂 My first post about this quilt is here.
The blocks in this quilt are big – about 20″. (A block is made up of two diamond shapes in each of the four colors.) I know that in order to get certain sized half square triangles, you have to cut squares at whatever inches plus something with eighths of an inch. If precision is required, I can figure this out. Since this quilt did not need to be a specific size, it didn’t really matter if the blocks came out a few eighths of an inch bigger or not – as long as they were all the same size. So, I used 6″ strips – which gave HST’s of approximately 5″. With 4 HST’s across each block and the final layout having three blocks across by four blocks long, the quilt is a generous 60″ x 80″.
When it came to quilting, the speedy part of me just wanted to do a diagonal all over. But the part of me that doesn’t really like black thread on white or light colors (or vice versa) prevailed. I quilted inside each non- black “diamond” shape with light grey thread and then inside each large black diamond with black thread. If you want to see this a little better, click on the photo to enlarge it.
What next? Finish up a UFO or start a new project? 🙂 What would you do?