Whatever they are… I’m happy to say..the quilt is finished! Woohoo! Well I guess you don’t want to just take my word for it after all my moaning and dithering about this quilt, so how about a picture or 5.
I added a 5” white border and then bound it in the same green as the sashing. As for quilting, I quickly abandoned all plans of crazy FMQ (really, you saw that one coming didn’t you Megan? Juliet?) and went with the trusty straight lines.
At first I was going to stitch in the ditch on the sides of the sashing, but that’s a bit unforgiving if you go a bit wonky. Like I’d know anything about wonky quilting (ha!) but thought I better err on the side of caution. So I quilted over my sashing. AND happy to say, I must finally be getting better at basting or quilting or both, because I barely had a pucker at the intersections. Whew!
Quilts are not the easiest things to photograph but I gave it a shot! The outdoors ones looked like they were under the sea. I’m sure there’s some technical camera stuff to fix that, but really, I just like to click the button and hope for the best
The back is pieced which is always a bit of fun. A bit of Terrain up the top and some solid green at the bottom.
I quite like how the quilting shows up on the back of this one! Normally I’m dreading how it looks on the back, but this one works I think.
Doesn’t it look cosy? It’s the perfect size for snuggling on the couch – about 40” x 60”. Not sure yet where this one is destined for, I’m just happy to have it finished! You can find the pattern for the Diamond Star here.
Linking up with TGIFF which is being hosted over at Better Off Thread this week! Make sure to pop over - she has some info about OctoberQuest. Intrigued?! Click click.
And also with Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.
Oh and today is my day on the Donktober blog hop where we are celebrating all things ridonkulous! What better project for me to offer than a paper pieced pattern?! You can go get your copy (and find a bit of a tutorial on paper piecing) right here!