My second vacation finish is a lap-sized version of AmandaJean’s nine-patch quilt-along. And I am in love with it!
I mentioned before that I elected to stop at 35 blocks instead of 70. One of the reasons I made that decision was that I didn’t think I would like the way it was turning out. The blocks were so random, it just felt messy. I’m happy to report that I think I was wrong on the messiness question. I’m still glad I went with a smaller quilt, but I really, really love how it turned out.
I quilted it just inside each 2.5″ seam, which adds up to 116 straight lines. Damn, that was tedious. I was annoyed at the pulling and puckering, but the sum total looks pretty good. Especially, ahem, from a little bit of a distance.
The backing is Kona Cotton in Ash, plus some light blue solid that I found at Joann’s. The white is a bleached muslin from Joann’s. And I love my three more nine-patches on the back.
The binding is Amy Butler’s Full Moon in Slate. Love love love it, and I’m sad at how hard it is to find more. As a relatively new fabric addict, I’m finding it hard not to freak out and start hoarding fabric that’s going out of print. I wish there was a never-ending supply!
One more vacation finish to report… and hopefully I’ll get a picture when I deliver it to its tiny recipient tomorrow afternoon.