This quilt has been sitting in the “to be finished” pile for a few years. Started at a quilt retreat a few years ago, this quilt has had its share of tribulations. First I had intended to make another quilt with these Alison Glass fabrics but I cut the grey background fabric incorrectly and had none left with which to fix my mistake.
However, I did realise that I could make friendship starts with the blocks I had cut. So I made those, only to find out I didn’t sew them all in the same direction. Some ripping out and an opportunity to resew occurred. Then I had 9 blocks and needed to set them. Now what? I had no more of the background fabric and nine 12″ blocks does not a quilt make.
I did have a kona grey one shade lighter. I decided I’d use that for sashing and borders and see how it turned out. While the difference is subtle is it noticeable when you really look at the quilt. However, I like the interest it gives the quilt. I don’t think it is too jarring to the eye.
I’m not sure where this quilt is going to end up. Im happier with it than I thought I’d be.
I finished it with simple in the ditch quilting and some denser quilting in the border. It’s 43.5″ square, and best of all it’s out of the UFO pile and finally done!