It is finally starting to look like spring here! I can't even tell you how excited this makes me! I think everyone has had a long hard winter and we're all anxious for some heat.
I have been busy sewing away on my Night Sky Quilt - the pattern is by Jaybird Quilts and uses her Sidekick ruler. Well, finally the top is finished!!
What do you think? I am really pleased with the way that it turned out! I loved the colours in the pattern so we stuck pretty much to them for this quilt and I love the way that the colours sizzle. It makes me think that spring is indeed coming - someday.
You know that I love to die cut; so, I figured out a way to die cut a pretty fair amount of the project so that I would have to rotary cut! I was able to use my 3.5" strip die for all of the initial cuts - yey! - and use the same strip die for the diamonds by marking the 60 degree lines - big yey! However, I couldn't figure out a way to cut the star points without quite a bit of waste :-( So, for those, I had to use the sidekick ruler. But, the blocks are framed in 1.5" strips so I was able to cut all of those without and problems.
I really enjoyed this quilt and the challenge of putting it together. I love that Julie writes he patterns for the more experienced quilter as well - not everything is spelled out in minute detail - she assumes that we do indeed know a few tricks and that really makes me happy.
I was so happy with this quilt that i dropped it off at my LQS today, to be a store sample, and, I purchased another one of her patterns called Snack Time. I think I might be able to die-cut the entire thing!!! I will keep you posted ;-)