Monday, 7 March 2016

Design Wall Monday - March 7

I worked on my giraffe quilt over the weekend, and made some pretty good progress.  Poor headless little thing.  But there's hope that I will actually get this done this month :)  Looking at this picture now I see where I got the colour of 2 background pieces complete wrong.  For some reasons I'm having a heck of a time keeping the greens straight between reading the pattern and cutting the piece.  Not sure if I'll disassemble enough to fix the mistake - unfortunately it's jumping out at me so I probably will.

On a happier note, I finished quilting a UFO today.  I started this quilt back in 2012, and it's been sitting on a shelf ever since. Finally finished the hand sttitching a few weeks ago, and quilted it yesterday.  Now if I can get the binding on it, I'll have another finish for my Q1 UFO goals.

Here's a closeup of some of the quilting.  I wanted the red sections to stand out, so I quilted the background pretty densely, and simply outlined all the red areas in the middle.

I wasn't planning to put a border on this, but now I'm wondering if it needs something to frame it, or if I can leave it floating (was planning to bind in the background fabric - but maybe red instead?)

I'm linking up with Patchwork Times and WIPs be Gone today.


  1. your giraffe is stunning. is there a pattern or are you designing it

  2. I think a red binding would be perfect.