Finished today, the pink version of the red and cream crib quilt. It is the same size, same piecing scheme, but there are a few differences apart from the colours.
Instead of just leaves and swirls, this time there are a few berries thrown in for a bit of variety.
The free motion swirls that fit into the squares are the same way up as the swirls in the pink panels. On the red and cream quilt I managed to get the swirls upside down by mistake, but it was one of those mistakes that nobody else would notice unless I told them, which is why I have waited until now to own up.
I wish I could say that this quilt had been plain sailing. There were so many stops and starts that I felt that I had slightly lost my thread, and the binding took twice as long as it should have done - it just didn't want to fold over neatly. It was one of those irksome sewing days today, but fried up left over spuds and a fried egg for a late lunch made it all seem all right in the end.
Here goes for week 39...
Many thanks Julie, Maartje, Hilary, Gwyned, Sophie, Alison, Lyn, Claire and Quilt Musings for linking up last time.
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