Last week I posted about February's False Starts and Flimsies well, the quilt in question was going to be my second finish for the Roma Show.
I had 3 days until the deadline and all that I needed to do was quilt and bind.
WRONG... this quilt did not have a backing, so I needed to make one (it was also Sunday and the shops were closed). Thankfully I had a bolt of white fabric that I picked up on an amazing sale so I could create the right look. (Finished photo at the bottom of the post)
O-me was having a big week and she didn't let me down. The quilting went very smoothly, thank goodness.
As the quilt is a star, I quilted swirls & stars as an all over design.
I love the feeling of the last stitches.
Then I created a red binding from assorted red fabrics in my stash and bound while watching more evening drama & crime shows.
I present "Exploding Star" 60" x 60".
(Photo is a little dark as it was almost midnight when I took the photo)
and the back of "Exploding Star"
I am so very proud of this quilt. I am so excited I was able to design something that worked. A few tweaks along the way, but that is an important part of the design process.
My boys inform me this is my best quilt yet - but they are also fairly sure they will not be permitted to use it.
So this is OPAM # 2 for May and entry 2 for Roma Show.
See you again soon.
Debra ~ Outback Crafter