Finally I finished my version of Amanda's MapleO quilt. I'm really pleased with it. I enjoyed every minute of it. I really enjoy looking at all the special details in it. I feel a bit gushy about it, but only because it's so great. It makes a nice change from when I finished the Swoon; I wasn't that into it after all that hard work, but this, this I am into in a big way. I just sit in bed looking at it changing my mind about what I love most about it. Here goes...
I love the line of darker brown I had to add to the top of the block and the tiny geese and ribbon at the side. And the dash of pink.
I love the dash of pink here and the dictionary texts at different angles.
I love these stars. I wish I had made the background wider like Amanda's though. There is something nice about that. I love the Denyse Schmidt fabric, I can't believe I finally used it. It is one of my all time favourites so I can never bear to use any of it. I think the green and the grey with the dark purple really work together. I love looking at them.
I love the Pennants Waving fabric so much that I used it on the back. I might have to buy some more of this fabric. I really like the colours. It feels very minty and modern.
Here's the whole back. I managed to use up all my fat quarter leftovers pretty much with the back. I think the strips make it interesting. I love Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets. I might have to alternate which side goes upright as I really like the back.
I love this block, it's my favourite part of the quilt. I kind of wish I had used more of the script fabric but I was worried that I would change my mind about it and hate it. In fact I really like it.
The purple and brown mix really worried me, but I think it's much better than it being all shades of one colour. It gives it some complexity.
I even managed to sneak in a few scraps of Grandad's pillowcase. It's perfect. I love it against the pale dot, another fabric I must have had for years but have never wanted to use as it's so lovely.
Ok. Gush over. I'll try and take an upright picture of it tomorrow.