(Yes I realize this photo is crappy! My sincere apologies.)
I have completed the 1718 Coverlet and I am happy with the quilt top. It is fun, and super busy, and so completely unlike anything I have ever done before (or will ever do again for that matter!)
I did lots of fussy cutting. I had fun putting little butterflies in dots, and lining up stripes. It was fun, and I never took it too seriously.
I mean striped feet and bills on a patterned swan are fun, right? And that background fabric, that's kind of crazy. But I'm so glad I used up this fabric that had been 'aging' in my stash for over ten years.
I used all needle turn applique. And often I combined it with machine piecing in one block. It was my own method and probably a little unconventional, but hey, it works! (For me at least!)
I was pretty sure these star blocks were going to kill me, but they didn't. They actually turned out pretty well. Not all points are exact, but they are pretty darn close! I was just happy that it all ended up flat. That was the greatest achievement in my opinion!
The simple pieced blocks remain my favorite. They show off the fabric the best. They also involved much less cursing. *wink*
In my excitment of starting this quilt, I actually purchased two copies of the book. I would like to give one copy away to someone who would like to give this quilt a try. If you would like a chance to win this book, just comment with what type of fabric you will use, or why you are inspired to attempt it. Or just tell me how much you like my quilt, that will work too! I told you I'm not good with 'rules'. LOL I'll choose a winner on Friday.
Enjoy every stitch!