So you may remember my monsters a few posts ago?
I thoroughly enjoyed the making of it but I must admit, I had some angst in the setting of my blocks.
I had a picture in my head, and it just looked awful.
I had planned to cut a whole swag of 3” squares and sash them around the blocks. But when it came down to it, it looked just toooooo bright.
I’d tried a few sashings, and the further I went on with it the more wrong it became.
I must admit it doesn’t look so bad online, but the real life version was wayyyyyy too bright.
So I unpicked it all and sulked for a while.
Then I went over to the next town (150 kilometres away) where I could buy fabrics and I brought one fat quarter of each bright fabric plain I could find.
And then I sashed each block with a different colour.
And hey presto, it actually worked!
I have fallen totally in love with this quilt, and though my brother has asked for it for his son, I may not part with it.
It’s one of the few I’ve actually finished!
I think I probably will give it to my delicious six month old nephew for Christmas this year though, so I will have it for a few months.
It’s a bit difficult to see here, because I’ve artfully cropped out the exact part of the quilt I wanted to show you, but can you see the binding? I couldn’t find a colour that matched how I wanted it to, so I sewed 3” strips together and made a matchy matchy one. And it was a buggar of a thing to do (*scuse my language) but I think it was totally worth it.
So there you go, my dears. A lovely new quilt. I am quietly thrilled to bits with it.
Hope your quilting days are going well.