Sunday, February 10, 2013

Oh....I think this has got to be one of my favourite all times

I'm telling you...this cat...
As soon as he hears the camera turn on, he's photo bombing

Get lost, Gibson!

Finished measurement is 95" square

I am absolutely delighted with how this turned out.  And it occurred to me last night that this is my own design - - no pattern. I am responsible for all of the idiosyncrasies - for example, take note of the 1/2" black strip just inside the final pieced border.

Let me explain - I had intended the hourglass blocks to be 6" finished, but cut them wrong, and ended up 5" finished.  I needed to add only 1" , although I probably could have eased the final border in, but went ahead and added the 1/2" to ensure that the final border lay straight, without any ruffling.

The blocks in the centre were created according to the instructions on this tutorial.


  1. Beautiful! Very kind of Mr Nancy-Rose to hold it up for you (I can see his tummy.) The last very narrow border adds definition to the pieced borders which might be overwhelmed without it.

  2. That is an amazing quilt! Black and white quilts are always so stunning, and your has a lot of dimension. The narrow black border was the right choice.

  3. Wow! It's certainly striking! Well done you!

  4. well worth the effort, have fun quilting it! cw

  5. good for you! It is a fabulous looking quilt.