Well almost so. There is a foot of binding still to be stitched down and the quilt needs to be washed. But there will be lots of time for Linda P. to get that finished tomorrow.
The pattern for this quilt is from 24 Hour Quilts by Rita Weiss. The finished size is somewhere around 72`` by 60 `` – I didn`t actually measure it but I think that`s what I remember from measuring what we needed for the binding.
We chose colours for the quilt that would emulate the colours of the Northern Lights in the night sky. Look at the marvellous scrappy binding. It really finishes the quilt!
I quilted Marquise shapes (it took me ten minutes of searching on the internet to find out what the shape was called) in the squares to emulate the movement of Northern Lights.
And stars in the outer border because it is a night sky.
And I wrote things all around the quilt in the inner border. I love quilted writing on quilts. It personalizes them and you can put all kinds of fun messages on the quilt. I like to think that the quilt owner will have some quiet sessions with the quilt where they just read and enjoy the messages. No one has ever told me they do that with the quilts I have made them though.
The backing is a soft grey flannel.
We used a thin batting in the quilt to make it a good weight for carrying around. Linda and Linda made a bag for it too. I don`t have a photo of that yet. But I`m sure I will be showing you photos of this quilt again