Friday, May 6, 2011

Ta Da! Supernova

Supernova, finished

It's all done, quilted, bound and washed - out in the spring sun for a photograph.

Supernova, finished, detail, after washing

I decided to straight line quilting inside the long rows. The diagonal rows are wider so I did an extra echo line inside the first one on the diagonals only.

Supernova, close up of quilting

This made a cute little star in the centre.

I am really pleased with the back.

Supernova, back, after washing

The idea of a centre medallion type quilt has been on my mind for a while, I guess this was a bit of a trial run. It is, unsurprisingly, hard to line up the back perfectly on a quilt this size and the straight line quilting does show that, but I am pretty pleased with this result. The binding is made of scraps of the fabrics, scraps were also used for the border of blocks around the back medallion.

This quilt could use a name, any suggestions would be appreciated.

This quilt along was great fun. The supernova block is just more beautiful with each fabric combination and variation, the flickr group here is a great place to see that. Lee, at Freshly Pieced, did an excellent job at every stage of the instructions. If you have not yet started one, it is not too late.

And, for those of you who enjoy podcasts and getting to know other bloggers, my internet friend Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap has ventured into the podcast arena. I encourage you to head over here and give her a listen, I enjoyed her first foray into podcasting and look forward to the next one.


ps. I am going to link this to {Sew} Modern Monday. The projects are beautiful and I hope you go to look.
{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations