Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Challenge Quilt - Miniature
Yes... both challenge quilts were finished in time to meet the submission deadline! It was close, but I made it.
Here is the 34" miniature quilt (with the corners rounded to meet the size requirement of under 36") and it is called "The wisdom of friends helps survive the darkest night". I love the friendship star blocks around the owl centre block. The pattern is by Camille Roskelley. In the description of the quilt I wrote "Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know that they are always there."
I had to block the quilt to get it to lay flat, and thankfully this worked wonders in uncurling the corners. See all the pins in around the curves? I pinned it (after soaking it) to my June Taylor mat and let it dry overnight. If I would have known the edge was going to be rounded, I would have used a bias binding, and saved myself the hassle. Oh well, the remedy worked, and beading could commence.
I thought the quilt needed some sparkle, since it was a starry night quilt. The background purple beads with a tinge of gold were perfect, and I was happy with how they added to the quilt.
I didn't end up liking the effect of the gold beads on the stars as much as I thought I would.
But a finished quilt is a wonderful quilt :)
I will write a post about the second quilt after I have my morning coffee.