it seemed like such a good idea at the time.... but when I sewed all the squares up some of them didn't match! :( and it was supposed to be queen size but then I decided that it actually looked better as a runner across the end of the bed... to keep guests feet warm. (that is my story and I am sticking to it).
So then I think that it would look really nice with a narrow border around it... in quilty peeps terminology this is known as binding the edge of the quilt.... but I didn't have any red material just a large piece of plain black and I liked the stark contrast of the black edging so went YouTubing to find out how to do it... first you have to make bias binding... that was fun... NOT and then I watched fifteen YouTubes clips on how to do the binding and fell under the spell of this lady who made it look easy.... no really, she made it look easy and said it would take about 20 minutes and used terms like 'easy as pie' when it came to doing the corners.... that must have been a typo in speech terms because it took me all day and I invented some new words when it came to mitering those corners... even the cats decided that it would be better to go upstairs and sleep in their new tree than remain down here in the scraproom with me and the sewing machine! ;)
But... it is done and I love it! Poppies for my guests who have to share with my scrap space... and I will only invite polite people who wouldn't dream of inspecting the seams too closely or make comments about the squares not lining up nicely in places... and I will make them pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast which should be ample compensation for their discretion!!
and it is double sided for those people who would prefer not to see a raggedy quilt... Tom-Tom has also given it his seal of approval.
I began scrapping when we were living in South Africa and have developed a bit of an addiction to mini books of all kinds. I then moved to Saudi Arabia and onto Calgary, Canada and finally to Brisbane in Australia. I spend my time playing with stash! I was on the Zutter's Design Team 2008 - 2009 and love playing with my BIA. Latest update is that I have finished my travels and am back home in Scotland getting the house organised after many years of being all over the world.