It's time to reveal my finished Brick Layer Cake Quilt. Ta Da!!!!
I've waited for several days to get decent light to take photos of this quilt and I'm afraid this is the best I can do under the dismal weather circumstances. A quick dash downstairs when the rain stopped at lunchtime.
Still, sunshine or not, she's a beauty!
I used my own layer cake pattern for this quilt - a really good use of the layer cake pre-cut (minimal leftovers/waste), even if I do say so myself.
I even pieced a backing - go me!
Keeping this story real, I should tell you that there was some heartbreak during the quilting stage. About a fortnight ago I abandoned it mid-quilting and had a bit of a huff on because I was so disappointed with my terrible wibbly lines (when they were supposed to be straight) and was convinced that I had spoiled my precious Scrumptious fabrics with my woeful efforts. For seven days it hung over the bannisters and I tutted disdainfully every time I walked past it. I couldn't decide if I should unpick it and redo, but to be honest I wasn't sure a second attempt would result in an improvement. So on day eight I sucked it up and got stuck back in to finish the crosshatching. And guess what? I LOVE this quilt and I don't even mind so much about the wibbles.
So that's my Brick Layer Cake quilt. Maybe you might like to try the pattern yourself? If you ever do, please share a picture with me, I'd love to see it.
Oh, and I do believe that's another tick of my Quarter 1 FAL list. Hooray!