Hello All, I can’t begin to tell you all just how excited I am right now! I’ve bored the crowd on Instagram over the last few weeks with pictures of my Not-so-Lonestar quilt and today that will cease (for the time being anyway) because I’ve finished it!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe it but it’s true 🙂
I completely love it! I feel a bit like Bruce Forsyth today when I say that this is my favourite quilt to date.
It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, there are plenty of duff points and bias issues but the fabric is so gorgeous and busy that those things don’t really matter. I actually feel a bit bereft that it’s finished. Well, not quite finished because it still has to be quilted but I’m not doing that myself…no chance, this beaut will be heading over to Trudi to work her long-arm magic 🙂
It’s really tricky to capture the scale of this quilt so I took a pic of it with Jess by the side as a guide, she’s about 5’5″ 🙂
When I took this project back out of the WIP box at Christmas I was really anxious that I wouldn’t have enough fabric left to complete it as I’d started it in 2011 and wasn’t sure how easy it would be to get hold of Innocent Crush and Soul Blossoms now. Thankfully the angst was unnecessary as I have this lovely pile of fabric left!
I’m so pleased I’ll be able to use these fabrics in other projects in the years to come 🙂 I think you’ll be pleased that I’ve got all this left too because it means that I’m feeling generous with the scraps from the making of the quilt! There’s 290g of scraps of pretty much all the prints I used in the quilt. They’re all really useable sizes so I’m sure they’ll be very handy for scrappy projects.
As a thank you for all the encouragement I’m giving this lovely scrap pile away! You get up to 3 chances to win:
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Thanks for cheering me on from the sidelines 🙂 Catch you soon x