Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I'm a bit surprised myself.
That it's actually finished.
This was originally started as part of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild (founding member right here, y'all) SD Bee. And I hoped to finish in 2013. C'est la vie. I'm very happy with how it turned out. Even though my BFF made me pick a hard to manage quilting pattern. With starbursts.
Lots of photos to follow - wear sunglasses. I like 'em bright.
And the whole thing up on the pulley quilt hanging system that I built for this, or for hanging a shade over the carriage house doors, or for putting up a movie screen. Or whatever, because pulleys are awesome. Although I do need a different pole. Things are heavy.
In the center of each diamond is a 9 pointed starburst. Why? I had someone over when I was starting and she didn't like regular stars. I'm somewhat certain my friends are all in a competition to see who can get me to do the craziest thing. Who wins? Everyone.
I extended the lines out from the points and then alternated three designs in the sections. Big figure eights, wavy lines and swirls. I didn't think about the fact that in some areas, to complete a section I had to advance the quilt top to get the whole design in. And then reverse because the quilt is HUGE and there were a million diamonds. Or maybe it's 92 x 105 inches.
I bought 3 different yards of fabric for the binding and then used something I already had. This is one of the reasons why I'm about to run out of fabric.
And this is another of the 2016 FAL planned projects. Or rather I should say hoped for finishes. I am only about 1/2 way through at the moment.