The 100-patch quilt (TUTORIAL above) is finished. It may be delivered today, but probably not. It is a bit disappointing, and undeniably my own problem. Oh, the quilting went as well as my skill allows and it is still pretty, but the person really wanted a queen size quilt and after quilting and washing it is only 70″ wide. That is not queen size in anyone’s book. How did I ever think it would be?
So, I called her this morning to explain. Yes, it is a gift, but one wants to give a wanted gift. Right? I offered to make her a different, larger one, by making it 16 blocks rather than 12. It will be a while before it is finished, but I figure people would rather have something they really want later than something not quite right now. We’ll see what happens. She wanted time to think about it.
The quilting marked a new direction for me. Yes, don’t gasp. Those are curves.
This idea from Lilabelle Lane inspired me to try something different in the center of the blocks. I didn’t want heavy quilting (not that I could do it anyway) because I wanted the variety of fabric to have space to shine. But, one needs a certain amount of quilting to hold the whole thing together. Paying for quilting just isn’t an option right now and having a growing pile of unfinished projects was very depressing, so something had to be done and this is what I came up with.
I love the large floral on the back.
And the gold binding.
Yep, I love just about everything about this quilt. Except that it is too small. For a queen size bed. Not so bad on the double/full size bed shown above.
So–that is where my life is at right now. I am afraid this sounds a little whiney, but I don’t mean it that way. There is so much I am grateful for and, if my friend doesn’t want this quilt then I get to keep it. Now, there is something to smile about! 🙂