Starflower QAL. I had been putting it off, but I'm not sure why. This looks like a difficult and intricate quilt, doesn't it? If you try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Amanda's instructions are superb, well written, and very easy to follow. Even better, the results are fantastic! Would you look at those points??? And they're not a fluke. Every. Single. Point. Matches. Perfectly. It's so nice to create something that turns out so well. And it was easy. Really. I am truly amazed and excited by this quilt. Now to find the perfect backing!
my favorite shop, and I must have gotten spoiled by the same-day shipping because it seemed to take forever. I ordered this on Thursday, but it didn't ship until Monday, and so it was Thursday before it arrived. A whole week! I admit that was a bit impatient and frustrated. I will say, however, that when it arrived the fabric was perfectly cut and nicely wrapped, which was very pleasant.
this quilt. And I wanted the color scheme to be somewhat less traditional than red, white and blue. The khaki in this quilt reminds me of the desert fatigues that so many of our troops wear now. I'm pretty happy with this one as well.
The layer cake squares remind me a bit of cubbies, where you might place your belongings at school or even stuff books into, and the pinwheels are sort of symbolic of the excitement and surprises one might find in books. (I love to read, can you tell?) Anyway, this was what distracted me so much yesterday. It was a really fun quilt back to create.
So, even though there are no finishes to report this week either, I am making progress. I love the idea of using what I had on hand to create an original quilt back to go with the quilt. I'm sure I won't do that every time, but it was a fun challenge.
Now, to get these sandwiched! Let the quilting begin!