My first quilt finish for 2012 is done. Merry Go Round got the final stitches in the binding this afternoon.
I don't usually blow my own trumpet . In fact I'm often self critical and deprecating. That being said I am completely , utterly and hopelessly in love with this quilt. I'd go so far as to say it's my most favourite of all the quilts I've ever made. It's close to perfect.
My original vision was for this quilt to be done in 30's repros. But then I saw the Tonga Hard candy line I ordered that as well as the repros. The second the fabrics arrived it was no contest.
From the fabric to the quilting (Thanks Sharon - you did an utterly fabulous job !) I LOVE it. My cruddy pictures don't show this well but it's quilted in variegated thread the same colour as the fabrics.
To the binding which caused me so much grief on Saturday and led to an almost tear fuelled breakdown with some very sailor like swearing....
I love the back and I think it's very "me"
In all it's glory.
This one is staying here to be loved and used by me ! I love every single stitch in it.
In other news I went on a fabric buying kick a couple of weeks ago and this parcel of yumminess arrived today from Fabricworm.
Pinks and Greys
Im loving chocolate and blue at the moment.
And check out this "scrap " pack. Scraps ! They're huge and look at how beautiful they are. And only $13.50 for all of this. Amazing!
I also may or may not have done a run to Spotlight today where further fabric buying may or may not have occurred....but I'm just going to absorb that into my stash and pretend it never happened. I can't resist a sale.