I thought long and hard about my February goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes, and realized that I barely have time for anything in February since I’m working on the Handstitched class quilt. But then I remembered a simple finish which will let me practice straight-line machine quilting.
During one of the scrap classes at my local quilt shop, we made strata and cut sixty-degree triangles. They were supposed to finish in a star on a white background, which I bought the fabric for, fully intending to finish quickly. Like so:
For the scrap class post, I took a picture of them on my favorite black background and LOVED it:
So I’m going to assemble to star on the back background, machine quilt it, and try an all-machine binding. I will need to trim the triangles to all the same size since I used different rulers in class, I should be able to handle that in a month.
I ordered more of my favorite photo background black, which is Lily’s Garden from the Lily’s Linen line by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics. I don’t know why I love it so much, but I just do.
I’m linking up with ALYoF. (EDIT: Or not, since I guess I missed it this month. I’m still going to work on this wall hanging, but I’m actually relieved not to have to push to finish it if I have other things going on.)