Well I wasn't going to post this yet
but it's so sunny I couldn't not!
( I feel free by Cream,
must be sung whilst reading this post!)
I have finished the patchwork stage of this quilt.
I'm so glad I added that extra row,
because now it just about fits our king size,
which is a nice option considering
I've made it for the double bed in the loft room.
Here is the backside,
still with the majority of the papers still intact.
I almost love the back as much as the front!
Next job then,
snipping all those tacking knots!!
Ooh get that super reflection.
Not sure if my hands were shaking due to being star struck
or just low blood sugar, from not eating lunch yet!
So now I need your help...........
backing, quilting and binding options??
One choice for the backing is
a pink floral 70s vintage sheet that I have,
with a plain white binding.
But I'm not sure if it should be something plainer??
Then there's the quilting!
OMG what to do?
I have only ever stitched in the ditch (in the seam),
however because I have used lots of vintage fabrics
they are a little more fragile so I was considering
straight line quilting,
to strengthen the whole quilt.
My issue with that is not wanting to mess up the star shapes
with too many lines.
So another option would be to stitch a cm inside the star....
....but can you imagine the turning of the quilt under my machine!!!!!
What to do?