This weekend is a long one, thanks to the Queen's birthday (which isn't actually in June).In between getting ready for people to come over for dinner on Saturday, I finally sewed all the blocks together, completing the last one about half an hour before they arrived. The piecing ended up being pretty wonky, given the number of angles and all the bulky seams. There are over 2,500 pieces in this quit, which currently measures 73 x 84 inches. Not big enough for a bed, but plenty big enough for the sofa in the coming winter. I'm using wool batting and flannelette for the back, to make sure its nice and warm.Today, I sewed the backing together and spray basted the quilt - using 505 basing spray which I bought when I went to a little quilt show a couple of weeks ago. I have tried using the Birch basting spray several times and have always been disappointed, having to pin baste the quilt top.The 505 worked really well and today, I stitched in the ditch of each of the blocks. I'm linking up to http://richardquilts.blogspot.com as I've finished the top, basting and SID!I didn't want to put a border on this baby - it would look too organised - so i sewed a scant 1/4ish around the edges of the quilt. This is in an attempt to stop crazy bias edge distortions when I quilt.
|I wasn't sure about this combination, but now I like it|
For some reason, my camera doesn't like to take clear pictures of this quilt, and distorts the colours - maybe there are so many it gets confused. The colours in the blocks above are reasonably true to life.Any suggestions on how to quilt this one, now I have done the utility stitching? I was thinking of spiderwebs, but that might be a little obvious.