Monday, August 29, 2011
Design Wall Monday 8/29/11
This is what I worked on ALL DAY Saturday. It is Done Done except the label because, I'm embarrassed to admit, I can't remember what I named it. That shouldn't be a big deal, I could just name it something else. Except, I entered this in a show and I put the name on the entry form. Luckily it's not a juried show, so I won't get shot if I name it something else.
Every so often, I enter a show to give myself a deadline, otherwise I fear this behemoth would have languished while I got up the courage to tackle all those miles of binding. It's hard to judge from the photo but this thing is a beast. Blogger insists on putting the picture sideways but my spouse is standing on the 7th step to get it off the ground. I do have a dilemma with it. I washed it and the batting shrank up a LOT more than I expected. As a consequence, it looks ... a little bunchy. I'm thinking of washing and drying it again to see if it softens up. My sister thinks I should steam it. I like the look of washed, wrinkled quilts but for the show I'm thinking the unwashed look would have been better. Do any of you have any ideas?
Here's the backing. I like to make backs a little interesting. At least Blogger is consistent and is also putting this one in sideways.
Here's a little closeup of the quilting. It's still a little hard to see.
I had a lot of fun making this quilt. It was a mystery on Bonnie Hunter's blog. Because of this quilt, I am no longer intimidated by quilts requiring hundreds of 1/2 square triangles. Seriously, this quilt has 600 1/2 square triangles.
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