Doesn’t it feel good to finish a project that has been years in the process??
YES, I finished this quilt last week…..
For those who may not remember, it was inspired by this photo….
I used “Electric Quilt” to design two blocks…..
I then played with them to come up with this design…..
When I received a bunch of gorgeous blue and green hand-dyed fabrics, I knew that it was time to start piecing!! The top has been ready for 18 months but it took this long to figure out how to quilt it!!
After readers gave tons of ideas, I decided on straight lines following the basic design of the triangles. That is a LOT of straight lines!! Let’s just say that I am now perfectly comfortable using a straight ruler for quilting!!
BUT WHAT WOULD I DO DIFFERENTLY????
I enjoy looking at each quilt and thinking about how I could make it better the next time, and for this quilt, there are TOO many lines of quilting. I like my general idea of having the large triangles run into each other…..
BUT, I should have had the spacing of the in-between lines be further apart!!
Live and learn!!
Having said that, I do like the look of the quilting, especially from this angle…..
I have written the pattern for this quilt but need a name before I can publish it.
PLEASE HELP……WHAT WOULD YOU NAME IT???
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