Saturday, 9 February 2013
Quilt As You Go - The Big Reveal!
Its pieced, sashed, bound and bordered - thank goodness.
I've rectified mistakes and tidied the many, many threads hanging off both front and back.
I managed to find a reasonable match for the sashing as I had only enough colour to go one way. Although I didn't plan the border to be the same colour as the sashing I had just enough for that as well. (My original thought was to do the outside border in the black and white print, so I still have 3 meters of that material left over)
There are multitude of mistakes in this quilt, generally due to the fact that I am a slack sewer. Perfection is not my forte, generally I just want to get the job done. Even so the overall composition is quite pleasing to the eye and the quilt is masculine enough for a young man.
I actually like the back more than I do the front. Big pops of colour are pleasing to the eye and give a generous audition for the materials to shine in their own right. (Now I sound all arty farty..hee hee)
Did you know that there is a whole clothes line full of clothes behind that quilt. The quilt does a good job of hiding it.
Just a test run of tossing it on the couch
A a preview of '" in my dreams " you'll ever find a quilt laid this neatly on a young man's bed. If my nephew is anything like my eldest he wont make his bed for three months unless forced to do so. ( I know this because I tested the theory and cringed every time I walked past his room. Eventually I couldn't stand it any longer and had to attack his bedroom ) Yuck!
Addit : Tutorial Part 1 and part 2 can be found by clicking the link