|Sparkle punch quilt (Oh Fransson quiltalong)|
I used the instructions from the Oh Fransson quilt-along to piece the top.
My main stumbling block was the block count. Specifically, there are 480 individual 3.5" blocks in the final quilt. Which required cutting ~400 white squares, plus ~400 colored squares for the stars.
|maybe 25% of the white squares|
The 400 star-point blocks had to be pieced, pressed, and trimmed to square. Which took for-FREAKING-ever and was (let's not sugar-coat) complete drudgery.
Luckily, I have HBO in the basement. At times, I even had company.
|sadly, he's too young to iron for me.|
he is getting great at the foot pedal.
Another annoyance was that once this was arranged on my design wall, I really couldn't move any part of it, for fear of messing up the layout. This made working on other projects harder, which didn't help my flagging morale.
|chunks coming together|
But it's done, so I won't dwell. (too late!)
|actual sunshine, people|
|did a few fussy star centers, like this pretty cameo|
For the back, I found a really pretty grey print from Tanya Whelan's Dolce line. I love using large-scale prints like this as backings - would've been a shame to hack this up.
I was so relieved to be done, I threw the quilt right into my yard. Just kidding.
This one's on my way to my friend Arielle in Kansas City. She is the only person I know who could be trusted with a couch-sized white quilt! (certainly not safe in my house.....)