by Lesly / Sunday, 26 December 2010 /
I have never been so happy to finish a quilt top as I am with this one. And it's a puzzler. I can't decide how I feel about it. I put it on my bed and it looks fine, nothing wrong with it. But for the amount of blood and tears that went into this quilt, I expected more than fine.
It is mostly Rouenneries and Lumiere de Noel by French General, but there are some other random fabric lines making an appearance, as well. The top finishes at 72" x 78".
It's funny, but it seems to be a quilt that looks better in photos than it does in real life. I may consider sending this one to the long-armer (if I can find one that I trust, having never used long arm services before), in the hope that expert quilting can turn this ugly duckling into a swan.
Finishing this kaleido flimsy was at the top of my list of holiday sewing goals, so I am pleased to have it completed. Second on my list is quilting the Paprika quilt that has been sitting around for far too long. I have the wool batting, King Tut thread and the fabric for the backing all at hand. Third on the list is a late entry: a quilt for a friend in need. A few days ago I caught up with a friend on the west coast who has had a very difficult year, a crushing, soul-crippling year. Being far away, what can one do but make a quilt? Wanting to make something quickly, I found some charm packs in my stash: two Maison de Garance packs and two Moda Bella packs in Snow, and I turned them into HSTs.
I have yet to decide how to lay them out. HSTs are so versatile, aren't they? I'll lay out some options and show them in another post.