Thought maybe I'd share it with you -- you know, before we hit Labour day weekend and all.
|Out in Space|
|Close up of centre|
I did echo-quilting around each and every triangle piece in the centre meteor. There are hundreds of triangles in this thing. Hundreds. At one point I wondered if I would ever finish. I thought of setting my sewing machine on fire but didn't want to have to explain that to the fire-fighters.
|A bit better view of the swirl quilting in the massive amounts of negative space|
|This shows the pieced backing a little and the binding|
You can get a good look at the quilting details here. I did an all-over swirl in the negative spaces. I like how the effect turned out on the back. Almost like a lunar eclipse - how fitting!
On instagram I asked the important question -- If I can fill a shoebox with the neatly folded leftovers, does it still count as scraps. Seriously people, I think I could make a whole second quilt top with these leftovers.
The best part of the experience though.....
I used the practice and quilting of this top to trick my friend Alice into giving free-motion quilting a try. I made a scrap sandwich and she went to town - even wrote her name! She said it was fun...I'll get her hooked yet!
So I'm gifting this to my sister this weekend. I'll let you know how she reacts!