In my desperate attempts to avoid my assignments at any cost, I have made lovely warm quilt! It's the perfect size for snuggling up with in a chair while doing readings, or listening to a lecture, lovely and soft, and it actually suits the decor in my bedroom this time! Mostly. I may be showing off my new poster here, a bit.
It's also the first time I have attempted free motion quilting. I might point out that I have carpal tunnel syndrome right now, because I can promise that this kind of quilting is NOT GOOD when it comes to reducing/preventing pain. Argh. Luckily, it was fairly easy to split it up into sections, and by doing it over a period of weeks, I was mostly pain free.
This is the best shot to show my free-motiony-goodness. It was also my first time making my own Bias tape. I was pleased!
I picked up a set of Moda Giddy charm squares to use for this from a tiny little store down the road from my local spotlight. Somehow, with even less of a selection, they're my new favorite because they stock the good stuff! Gratuitous detail shot, so you can see the colours!
I used a lovely 'wheat' coloured fabric everywhere else, and some fun squares on the back. The quilt measures a lovely 39x36, so it's almost square!
It was great fun, but my mother thinks I'm insane, due to the amount of cursing that happened while I was arguing with this thing.