Let the Gods be praised, it didn’t take another year to finish the coin quilt.
I’ve sewn the last stitch yesterday and I love the result. I wasn’t too sure about the binding I chose, but now that it is all done, I quite like it. It’s a bit too dark compared to the reds in the quilt itself, but as I didn’t want to buy anything to finish it, I’m alright with it.
I’m really fond of the back of the quilt: it is made of a piece of fabric I had bought in France a couple of years ago, maybe? and of a piece that my SIL had bought for me in Thailand. The style and weight is quite similar. They’re both lighter than standard quilting cotton, and a lot more slippery.
The quilt is about 57 x 48 inches (about 1.45 x 1.22 m), it’s a large-ish lap quilt. It’s also my biggest quilt so far.
That is, until the next one is finished. I’ve retrieved those bee blocks from their hiding place (a box at the top of our cupboard). I had 24 of them, made by lovely ladies from all over the world. And in the last 24 hours, I’ve added 6 more.
Now, if I were to sew them all together, I could have a 5 x 6 blocks layout, resulting in a finished quilt about 60 x 72 inches (1.52 x 1.82 m), a smallish twin size quilt. I’d really like it to be a proper twin size quilt. For that, I’d need to add 13 more blocks. I’ve got the fabrics to add to the ones I’ve got already, that’s not a problem.
The thing is, since the blocks were made by so many different people, the fabrics don’t quite “match”, especially the whites. I’m a bit worried that if I sew them all together without some kind of sashing, it will look odd, too mismatched, if you see what I mean?
I’m thinking about adding a sashing – that would solve both issues (the size and the obvious mismatching). But what colour? I considered a pink or a green, but there again, no pink or green would match all of the fabrics perfectly. White is out of the question. I’m thinking grey, maybe Kona Cotton Coal? What about Steel? So difficult to choose!