Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Blood, Sweat and Tears

I feel like there should be a drum roll in the background, as I reveal this finish. It's my Hunter Star quilt, now renamed "Northern Lights".

Although my fingers didn't actually bleed during the making of this quilt, there was a lot of unpicking of seams, rearranging of blocks, and changing of approach. Blood, Sweat and Tears, you might say, without the blood!

During the whole process I veered wildly between optimism for this quilt, and outright dislike. Now it's finished I feel like the mother of a difficult toddler who has finally grown up into a lovely person. It's almost a surprise!

The back took a whole day at a quilt retreat to piece. I had a lot of triangle units made that were rejected for the front because of the layout. So I made them into blocks and put them on the back.

Here is a shot of the back. Another row with two blocks is not visible.

It was longarmed with an all over swirly, scrolly type design and bound in a pale green batik.
I know, I talked about the importance of binding, but I had some green left over, and I was in a fever to give the quilt to my DD#1.

Linking to:

from blank pages...

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Till next time



  1. well worth all the trouble I would say... JUST like a child xx

  2. I know it was a hassle along the way, but it turned out great! Amazing layout!

  3. Way to battle through, sometimes it's easy to put it down and walk away, for a year or two!

  4. This is stunning! Absolutely love the layout and colors!

  5. You should be a very proud parent because your "baby" is amazing! Congratulations!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, you should be feeling very proud of yourself.

  7. I love how your Northern Lights quilt came out. The optical illusion of the pattern is great.

  8. Congrats on another great finish! Look fabulous!


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