A Finish: Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost
I designed this quilt solely with the intent of entering Quiltcon. I did enter two other quilts too (Scallops and Arlecchino) but this one was the only one with that agenda from the start.
Each square – or almost sorta squareish shape – is 1/2″, so there’s as much in the seam allowances as on the top. It’s got a fusible backing to hold it together so I could sew rows all together at once, so this thing is THICK!
I quilted it with silver metallic rayon, which unfortunately did keep breaking. It’s 12 wt so super visible, but every needle I had seemed to have a burr in it and cut the thread. I found it behaved itself better when I put the old worn original needle back in and went slow.
If you’re wondering about inspiration – it’s the Nintendo (NES) end screen 😉
Size – 30 1/2″ x 25 1/2″
Number of blocks – I pieced these 100-ish at a time, so in that sense, there are 30 and a few extra bits.
Time to make – So, so long, maybe 35-40 hours?
Fabric – Whatever black I could find. There’s solid, a Bernatex tone on tone dot, a text print from Sweetwater’s Mama Said Sew, fans rom the original Downton Abbey collection, Sketch…
Binding Fabric – It’s faced, but I used a Blueberry Park black print
Backing Fabric – Half the same Blueberry Park, and half a black and white grid. I ran out of any kind of yardage by this point.
Threads – Pieced with 50wt Aurifil, quilted with Wonderfil XXXX
Batting – Hobbs 80/20 scrap
Quilting- Straight lines, 5 squares (or 2 1/2″) apart.