The Biggest Finish of the Year
September 19, 2011 § 41 Comments
It’s finished! It’s finally done! (do the Happy Dance!) I sewed the last stitch in the binding last night and immediately threw it in the washing machine. Whew. What a project.
- 94″ square
- Started with cutting 5″ charms
- 484 Half-square triangles
- Straight-line quilting
- Quilter’s Dream wool batting
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who swapped scraps with me. I love that there are some of my fabrics and some of your fabrics. There’s a little bit of everything in this quilt. I do have to confess that I think I might have cut up one or two fat quarters that I especially wanted in there. But the rest of the quilt top was pretty much all scraps.
The bad news (or maybe good news) is that I STILL have some charm squares leftover. So I think I need to make a charity quilt out of the leftovers. The leftovers of the leftovers.
The original plan started with my leftover Kaffe scraps. But it grew from there. There are fabrics from all sorts of projects.
There are Halloween scraps leftover from a placemat swap.
There are Christmas scraps leftover from potholders last year. And baby quilt scraps. There are even some Reproduction scraps. There’s just a little bit of everything.
Whatever I saved in $$ on the front by using scraps, I definitely spent on the back. When I saw this Philip Jacob’s fabric, I just had to put it on the back. Nine whole yards to match up the repeats! But if I ever need a rest from the crazy, scrappy front, I can simply flip the quilt over and enjoy the back.
Here’s the test run on the bed. I definitely need to go get some red, or pink, or orange pillowcases. At least something a little brighter than those soft blue ones.
I am so happy to have this project finished!