Lots of fun stuff happening on the magazine front lately. Here is the third fun thing! I worked on this quilt way back in March/April and had to keep it a secret all that time!!!! It's been published in this month's issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting (Issue 37). So excited to finally see it in print, and also to have the quilt back. I literally finished it about 2 hours before it was packaged up and sent off with the courier! So, there was no time to enjoy all that hard work!!
I thought I'd share a few more snaps with you of this big quilt. Took these in my neighbours garden with her kids perched half way up the tree holding it! Oh lengths I go to for a good photo opportunity! In this larger quilt I decided to vary the size of the snapshot blocks. I love how it turned out!
I looked carefully at the value of the fabric and decided to grade from dark to light going across the quilt. I included a little 'how to' on that in the magazine.
I had so much rainbow fabric leftover I decided to make the back a bit more interesting too!
As this is an I Spy quilt I used the alphabet font on my sewing machine to stitch out a fun label for the back. The tricky bit was getting the label block on the back to line up with a corresponding block on the front so the quilting would not ruin it!
I kept the quilting pretty simple, straight lines. I love how it turned out at the corners.
If you are local, and would like to see the quilt up close, it is currently hanging in the window of Sew Busy in Fleet. They will also have copies of the magazine on sale in the next few days if you would like to get a copy and have a go at making one of these yourself! It's a great scrap buster project and charm square friendly!