Dadadadada….. ok I’m a bit sad LOL…. But here is my finished quilt-as-you-go top:
Nothing like setting a goal to get me moving!! – I wanted to get this sewn together by the end of October and I’m 2 weeks ahead of schedule – amazing!! Maybe a little something to do with the fact that upon doing some measurements I discovered 56 blocks (the original goal) was actually a bit overkill – and 42 blocks would be about perfect (very glad I figured that out BEFORE I made the other 14 ahem!!).
It’s still waiting on being backed and bound, but at least the top is all done YIPPPEEEEE. I have chosen a bright aqua sheet for the backing (decided a cotton sheet would make my life a lot easier than sewing strips together!!). I’m still pondering whether or not the colour is a little bright though. I originally wanted to have a patterned backing, but the only nice patterns I could find were a polycotton blend – and I’m not so fond of having polyester as part of it, for breathability reasons… So I’m going to sit on it for a few days and see if bright aqua is right. It does make the colour “pop” and it’s only for the back I suppose, but I still don’t want something too too bright… it needs to be perfect.
And just as a side note – look at some of what turned up in the mail this week (and there’s more to come heh heh heh). Loving the exchange rate at the moment!! Go the Aussie dollar!!
Go and check out Sew & Tell Friday and be inspired.
*Edited to add: Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and suggestions!! I love reading them!! After a few days of pondering I have decided that I’m definitely brave enough to go for the bright aqua and that it will be the perfect colour!! It looks awesome – I will post again soon once I have it finished. I still have to pick something for the binding. I’m actually considering doing a scrappy binding for this quilt – any thoughts/suggestions?
The final (approximate) size of the quilt is: 42 blocks in total – 7 blocks wide and 6 blocks tall. They were 14 inches prior to finishing, so they will be somewhere around the 13.5 inch mark finished.
(I actually moved my needle over a mm or so when I was sewing my final blocks together, so my final seams were slightly more than 1/4 inch for this quilt. Because of it being quilt as you go I just wanted to be on the safe side and also in a few places my blocks were a bit wonky and sometimes the fabric didn’t go right to the edges of the batting and such like (shhhhh don’t tell anyone 😉 ).