How do I feel at the end of making a quilt? Fulfilled that I have created something new. Sad that the journey I took to create this quilt is now at an end. Glad that the colours and shapes have come together to make something I am happy with. Pleased that I can hang this one up, or give it away, or perhaps even sell it, and look to the next project. I have felt all those things with this quilt.
For the quilting I decided to simply quilt in straight lines, using masking tape as my guide. The masking tape worked very well and would restick to the quilt about 5 or 6 times, so you don't waste much tape.
I used Kaffe's shot cottons for the sashings and they are like quilting through butter, so soft!
The back is a simple pattern trying to use up some of the leftover fabric from the front. The gorgeous red dot is a Michael Miller That's it dot in cherry.
The binding was a suprise to me....while making this quilt I envisaged a deep aqua, or rich raspberry for the binding, however I purchased this gorgeous black & white polka dot from Ballarat Patchwork recently, and as soon as I saw it I just knew it had to go on my 9 patch windows quilt.
I just love it, it frames the bright colours in the quilt beautifully I think.
So onto the next project. A little birdie told me that the 2nd Sue Ross blocks are on the way....oh yes, I'm very excited about that little project!!!