You know those quilts you've been working on forever, plodding away, making slow progress? This was one of those quilts. I started it in May last year for our bed. I have been working on it while I was at quilt group, which amounts to a few hours a month.
At quilt group last Sunday I finally started to see it coming together, I had half the stars pieced and it was all starting to make sense.Since I am on school holidays for two weeks, when I got home I decided not to pack it away. I was determined to get it done.
Three days of solid piecing later, I'm still going. There was so.much.pinning. So.much.pressing. So.much.chain piecing. But we have rows, I'm happy with that. I can see the finish line.
I am loving the secondary pattern of the yellow and white snowballs. A nice place to rest the eye as this baby is busy!!
I started with some of Liz Scott's Domestic Bliss fabrics for Moda. I absolutely love the saturated hues of this line. I wish I'd been able to get some more of the yellows, didn't know those ones existed!
Because I don't like to use just one line in my quilts, I pulled additional fabrics that played nicely with the colours in the Domestic Bliss.
The pattern was a freebie from Moda Bakeshop called Nough Said by Cindy Sharp. I sized it up to a queen size quilt, just to make it a little more challenging. And worked from a black and white print out with pencil scrawl on it, because I love self-torture!
I do have one little problem though. I bought a Denyse Schmidt print at Spotlight which seemed like it would be the perfect border, but now I'm really not so sure. I like the solid yellow sashing, and the striped binding, but the border print seems too busy and too orange. I have enough of it for the backing and I'm fine with using it for that... just not sure as a border. I may need to go shopping to see if I can find something a little more subdued.