Monday, 20 May 2013
Bloom Bloom Pow – Finished!
Yes creative title I know. But you get the idea, I”m sure! You’re welcome to imagine a better title for the post if you’d like. Feel free to imagine better photos while you’re at it. A photographer, I am not.
It is done and it is big! It’s King Single size – one of the biggest quilts I’ve done in awhile! I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I’m even loving the neutral binding, instead of the bright pink I had first imagined.
Quilting is pretty simple. Some double straight lines across the blooms and then outline quilting around the borders.
I had grand visions of doing so much more with the quilting and even trying some FMQ. But my neck said no. So did my back. So did the fabric. And the basting pins. And let’s just say everything was conspiring against me. For the sake of the quilt, I quit while I was ahead and still like the thing.
Here’s a sunlit pic of the pieced back. It’s not actually that transparent. I did add batting I assure you, thought it may not look like it with this pic (see above note about imagining better photos). It’s very sunny outside. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
Little Miss 3-next-week chose the backing fabric. Would have loved to have done a complete back in that pink, but at $16.99 a metre, it wasn’t going to happen. So pieced it was with some cheaper fabric. Hey it’s the back, it’s going on her bed. She won’t notice. Much.
And here’s what it will look like on her bed. Pretty pretty.
Please ignore the hideous wall paint colours – we are renting, so no choice on that. I did however edit out the incredibly badly red stencilled hot air balloons that adorn the walls. Seriously, what were those people thinking?!
All in all it’s a happy quilt. I really enjoyed the QA at Freshly Pieced and loved hanging out in a little group of Aussies cheering each other on (Quilt love to Molli, Midge, ChristieLeigh and Janine!). I’m particularly happy it’s done with plenty of time to spare before the birthday. Whew.
And finally – I’m still tinkering with the code for the Paper Piecing Party button (God save me from html), but hoping that you are tinkering with something fabulously paper pieced to share in the inaugural linky party this weekend! I have something super fun to share – can’t wait!