And I mean that in the nicest possible way of course. Because today's WiP Wednesday is all about blooms. Bloom Bloom Pow to be precise!
I have my quilt top done! That sound you're hearing right now? That's cheering with a few "hallelujahs"thrown in for good measure. I was surprised at just how quickly it came together! Now the actual basting, quilting and binding... may not be so quick (though my gorgeous friend Ms Midge finished hers in record time!).
Lee of Freshly Pieced - directions are staying up so no worries on missing out on making one of your own!). But when it came time to square up the quilt top, I couldn't bear to cut off the edges of the blooms on the sides. So I added some extra pieces in to the sides.
There were a lot of scraps leftover from the Blooms but I didn't have my creative genius cap on that day so couldn't figure out how to piece teeny triangles and strips into a border without sending myself crazy. So I settled for using more of the solids in 4"squares. Happy with that decision!
So with the borders added - the quilt top fits beautifully on a single size bed. Now I just have to get busy and make the backing (fabric bought today, woo!) and figure out how to quilt it. maybe I should get adventurous and do some FMQ like Ms Midge did! I love that she quilted her daughter's name into the quilt - they do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Consider yourself flattered Midge. ;)
Molli, I'm thinking maybe you're right, white binding?! Don't be too shocked!).
One last pic of pretty then I'm done. For now.