I am so glad I made this quilt, my Writing from Whitehead. I have liked it and wanted to make it since its inception in 2014 when Kellie of jeliquilts designed it. I wanted to make it when Myra of busyhands had a quiltalong, but my hands were too busy at that time. In conversation with Sandra, we both still wanted to make this. And we did. And it has been fun. I can actually see myself making another of these at some stage. If you fancy making this for yourself, the pattern is a free download on Craftsy.
So, am I finished? Am I what? No, of course I am not.
I laid the wadding on the kitchen bench late last night. I ironed and laid on top my backing my Tula Pink fabric . I smoothed out all the wrinkles. I could have given Mrs Tiggywinkle a run for her money. And then I realised the awful thing. My backing is about 6" narrower than the flimsy. I quite possibly did realise this when I started this whole process, but somewhere along, I forgot this. I have a whole lot of offcuts in an Ikea plastic bag, rather than my scrap bag, so I assuredly did know this.
So .... I am not finished. In fact, I am actually no further on than I was in the last link up. I just didn't get a chance to sort this out. I am going to sew together the kona offcuts and make a ladder, like I did in the Belfast Bulletin and extend the backing width. There is enough length in my yardage to keep the fabric all the same, but I hate the join. I am always concerned, does my backside look good in this? The eternal conundrum of the middle aged woman.
I do however have a couple of rather nice photos to show you, taken in the garden today.
Felix the hare was keeping an eye on things, minding my knitting bag.
I knew I bought a new seat for a reason, somewhere else to drape things.
Thank you again Sandra for such a fun quilt a long, and all the hard work you put into this.
linking up with Sandra mmmquilts
linking up with Myra of busy hands qults and finished or not Friday