This week I am delighted to say that I finished my Starburst quilt after joining in with the Starburst QAL:
The weather here is very cold and grey, the quilt is also enormous so I knew we would have to take photographs outside. Yesterday Tobit had a day off, primarily to dismantle some cupboards. But I persuaded him to come on a trip to the park at the end of the road with his camera:
Not only was it cold but quite windy too:
You can see fairly clearly the circular quilting:
Our local park has a basketball court with high wire fencing at both ends, somehow or other Tobit managed to get up there to clip the quilt to the wire:
One day the sun will shine and we might get some brighter pictures, for now I’m pretty pleased with these. When making a big quilt I’m rarely able to take a step back and view it like this so although it was freezing cold I did enjoy standing in the park looking at my quilt, especially as I really had no idea what the quilting looked like as I’d only seen it close up!
In theory the finished quilt should have been approximately 95″ square but I discovered that my backing fabric wasn’t quite square so I took off a couple of inches from each side of the sashing/border so it’s finished size is 90″ square.
When I finished the quilt I spread it out on the bed to try it for size and it fits nicely over the sides and foot of the bed, so it stayed there and the bed has been so much warmer since.
The Starbursts are made from a FQ bundle of Amy Butlers Belle fabric I bought what feels like many years ago (I’m guessing 6), so it was great to use a chunk of it up and enjoy the fabrics again.
Size: 90″ x 90″
Fabric: Prints from Amy Butlers Belle range, solid: white Egyptian cotton bedsheet
Backing fabric: Dark Turquoise king size bed sheet from Debenhams
Binding: scraps from Amy Butlers Belle range
Quilting: Quilted by me on my machine with circles and overlapping circles (randomly made up as I went along!)
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom Wadding 80/20
Pattern: Starburst by Melissa Corry of Happy Quilting