I still can't get over the size of it. You'd think I'd never seen a queen-sized blanket before. I have. I've just never made one.
Pardon that stray string.
My excitement level over this quilt has varied a bit. I was pretty excited with the pile of fabrics before I started. Assembling the blocks was enjoyable and soothing (straight seams, lots of pressing, well-behaved cotton, etc). When I started arranging the blocks to determine the layout, I wasn't happy with the look. That was disappointing.
The pattern for the quilt has the rectangles arranged vertically, while the quilt that I was inspired by (see previous post) has them horizontally. I initially planned to follow the pattern since it was the colors and "feel" of the inspiration quilt I was after. But, after being unhappy with it, I recalculated and switched them to vertical.
That was an improvement and my excitement rose again when I got some distance from it. Literally. Viewing it from 10-15 feet away made me like it more. The colors blended more for an overall pattern rather than a real patchwork look.
And, as you can see from all the pictures, I really liked watching it blow in the breeze on the clothesline in the sunshine. Sunshine makes everything look better. I'm hoping to rent some time on a long-arm quilting machine next week to quilt it. Both nervous and excited about that. I'll keep you posted.
*Term used by some quilters for the finished quilt top.