It's 28 x28 inch square - okay so now I'm thinking you are not so impressed - but wait!
I started this a long time ago - in February 2011. And after 3 years, I finished it in one weekend. Okay now you can be impressed.
It looked like this
I really didn't like it! So in the drawer it sat.
Last week I was thinking I really ought to finish this quilt - I got up from the couch, walked into my sewing room...
And this is strange.. and I'll let you decide -
and the box I had it in had fallen out of the top of my closet & was laying on the floor.
In ten years I have never had a box just fall from the closet.
So I thought - hmmm....Is God trying to tell me something?
If so, I better get busy.
So I ripped it apart and put in back together - added more material. Quilted it.
Put the binding on.
I sewed the binding onto the back and flip it over to the front - then sewed it on with a decorative stitch. Let me tell you it's SUPER FAST. How do you like that cute little strip for the binding? I think it adds so much to the quit.
And the proof is in the pudding - here's the owner of her quilt enjoying it.
(Yikes! Poor quality picture.) She's gotten old and can't jump up on the couch to cuddle and get warm with us. Sure I could have given her an old towel, but she's spoiled and loves the quilts. I'm happy she has her own little quilt.
I had the hardest time adding borders (and thereby changing the design) to this quilt.
I'm really happy with the borders, thanks everyone for the advise and help. And then I used spray stuff instead of pinning - no that didn't work for me. So quilting it was frustrating! (I didn't smooth out the quilt for this picture.)
But in the end the binding was so fun to put on.
And I'm happy with my quilt.
And so is Miss Neptune - Look at her hiding!
You know she's thinking - "If I lie still - Mama won't see me on the new quilt". I'm naming this "Where's Neptune?"