Okay, I know this is old news, but here is the quilt I finished right before Christmas. I made it for my brother. I found out he was going to be coming to visit my Mom in Chico, CA from Pittsburgh, PA. So, I hurried and finished it right before Christmas and hand delivered it. I went with straight line stitching since the pattern is quite busy. Holy cow! Don't look too closely because my lines are NOT straight! heee, hee.
Here's a close up of the blocks and you can really see that the points have been cut off. The blocks had to be cut down to 8.75" because some came out 9 inches and some 8.75. but, I think in the overallness of it it's fine. The compass parts came out matching because of the angle on my square template thing.
Here's the back view. I had gotten a killer deal on flannel the day after Thanksgiving at Joann's. Funny thing though, I bought 3.5 yards thinking that was more than enough, but I ended up adding thicker borders than the pattern called for. You know how it is, a quilt has a mind of it's own so it wanted thicker borders :) So, I dug around in my stash and came across the blue and red. I have had those two pieces of flannel since we lived in Tennessee - so at least 13 years!!!! But, I had never even pre-washed it, it was in one of my tubs so in perfect condition. And really, I think they were the perfect addition! You can really see on the back how not straight my straight line stitching it. eh.
And, new year, new quilt! I actually started this awhile ago and then realized I needed to get cracking on the crackle quilt, LOL. While I was down in Chico Mom and I went to Joann's and found some really fun fabric from the Denyse Schmidt line. I added some grey to the quilt and had wanted more that would match and I think it does nicely. So, I keep adding. I think it'll have 2 more rows and that's it. I'm not going to border just quilt and bind it. So guess what I'm doing this weekend???