I took the blocks for this quilt along to quilt class on Thursday to get the girls’ opinions on whether I should make more blocks (which I didn’t really want to do) to turn this quilt from a rectangle (ick!) to a square.
They all agreed that it would look perfect as a rectangle and told me to get over myself and just to make into a top 🙂
I don’t know why but I just have issues with rectangular quilts. I much prefer square ones. However, I didn’t really want to make more blocks to make it into a square. Although in hind sight I could have just made it 5×5 and then put the ‘extra’ blocks on the back.
I spent Saturday sewing the blocks together. Part of Sunday putting on the pink peeper border and yesterday putting on the green border and I think I’ll bind it in the same pink as the peeper border.
It’s ended up quite large – the same size as Galaxy of Scraps – 53 x 61 which makes me happy as now you can’t really tell it’s a rectangle 🙂
Looking at it, I really wish I had of used darker pinks to make the secondary pattern pop. Perhaps next time?
Although, this one has taken forever! It is a real ‘bitsy’ quilt and trimming all of those half square triangles? Ick!
This is another Mary quilt which I fell in love with. She made hers in Brown and Pink which looks amazing but when she made the pattern up she did a version in pink and green which is what I fell in love with and hence made.
Now, on to make a backing for it, baste it, quilt it and bind it and have it done 🙂