This is a Quilt-As-You-Go project of my own design. All fabrics used were from my stash including the backing and the wadding was leftovers from other projects.
The quilt measures 56 x 90 inches and got the seal of approval from my six foot four inch tall quilt holder (DS). I followed instructions by Fiona at bubrugz - there are different ways to make QAYG quilts and blocks but I found Fiona's instructions easy to follow. It was certainly the only way I could make and quilt something this size although it was a bit tricky joining the last two sections together. What it did mean was that a machine binding was the way to go - there was no chance I could hand sew all that black. I searched the internet and found a Youtube tutorial by GourmetQuilter . I think I liked it best because she actually demonstrates the technique on a full size quilt rather than a wall-hanging or table mat.
This quilt has been offered to BlanketLovez - a charity that donates quilts to sick kids in hospital and their families. They get a lot of baby and small children quilts and girly ones so I wanted to make one for an older teenage boy. I'm waiting to hear back from them. Fingers crossed it passes muster.
Happy New Year everyone! I realised that I haven't shown you this quilt finished. So pleased with it and soon it will on its way to its new home with my sister. Good thing she's patient as it was a birthday gift some years ago. Once again, Joanne Knott worked her long arm magic. Nicely done.
Now that the crazy time has passed I can do some sewing. I thought it was high time I finished this project. Nearly there.