Anyway... the quilt I finished is called Make Your Point. It is a pattern from a book called Scrap Lovers' Quilts, distributed by Leisure Arts. It was designed by a lady named Mabeth Oxenreider. The 16 patches in the body of the quilt, and most of the checkerboard around the outside were pieced over maybe 2 or 3 years as leaders and enders, after I first read of the process on Bonnie Hunters' Quiltville. It is quilted with continuous feathers alternating with continuous curves from row to row, which really emphasizes the points. In actual piecing, the quilt is made up of 16 patches set side by side with pinwheel blocks. It's the turning of the pinwheels, and the colour placement that make it look as if it is on point. I feel in love with this quilt when I first saw it on the cover of that book, and knew I had to have one. I am thrilled over the moon with the way it turned out. I used a very pretty pink tone on tone for the backing, which shows the quilting quite nicely. And it is bound with a bright pink stripe. I'm linking up to a few Friday finishes sites. Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. There are a couple of other friday finish sites as well, but I have to pop out to do some errands, and have to get this posted. I might do an edit and add them when I get back.
Friday, 2 March 2012
Make Your Point is finished
I took this quilt off the machine Wednesday, at about 6 pm, and started to set it aside to be bound at some later date, since I have another quilt also waiting for binding that I had on my to-do list for this week. But then I started thinking (always a dangerous thing to do, LOL), that it really didn't matter which quilt I bound, and wouldn't it be a good idea to get into the habit of, whenever possible, bind a quilt as soon as it is quilted, rather than set it aside for some future date. So, that's what I did, which means that other quilt is still waiting for it's binding. Maybe I'll do it next week, and that way have something else for the Friday finishes link ups. Now there's a plan......... I wonder if I'll stick to it.