I’ve completed the quilt top for my “Seeing Stars” quilt, a mini size project. It’s so small that the entire quilt fits onto a fat quarter (an 18″ by 22″ piece of fabric) backing. The fabrics are 1800s reproductions:
I’m now trying to decide whether to hand-quilt it or machine quilt it. I will be doing some travel this summer it could be a good portable hand-quilting project. What thread should I use? Maybe two: Off white, and some sort of tan.
One of the easiest and most fun parts of the quilt is the “checkerboard” inner. Dark reds and a light honey brown alternate. It was so easy to put together: just sew long strips of brown to shorter strips of various reds, chop ’em up, and sew ’em back together. That was the fastest portion of this project! My husband likes chess: maybe I should make him a portable, quilted chess board with this quick technique?
Picking out the scraps to use caused a little stress (I am a perfectionist when it comes to colors!) but I like the subtle and not-so-subtle variations.
By the way, I will NOT let you see the back of this quilt top – it is quite a mess of threads and oddly ironed seams! But hey, the front looks decent:)
This waylaid my bag project for a couple days but I’ll be back in the saddle by early next week, churning out whatever I can!