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 šŸ™‚  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? šŸ™‚  What would you do?

  • Lucinda
    Posted at 00:30h, 12 August Reply

    Really pretty. I like those big blocks!

  • howtobejenna
    Posted at 23:06h, 11 August Reply

    This quilt is STUNNING. I am in love with it. Great job!

    As for what to do next, I say start something new and do the Project Modern Challenge!

  • Hollie
    Posted at 23:01h, 11 August Reply

    It's gorgeous! I love your use of solids!

  • Lynne
    Posted at 22:57h, 11 August Reply

    Yeah, I'm with you. I don't like quilting light on dark or dark on light eiher. Even a couple of stitches out of place has me reaching for the quilter's favourite tool! šŸ˜‰

    Your solution is both time consuming and fiddly but so worth the effort! I have enlarged the photo to have a good look – the quilt is beautiful. Well done.

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