Hooray I finished it today! I decided to just keep the layout I had planned, even though it didn’t turn out exactly how I had envisioned it. I stared at it enough and it grew on me :) It looks like shattered stained glass to me, so that is what I’m going to call it. I used the technique I learned from this video, only I only sewed 3 strips together instead of 4 and I arranged them differently than she does. I can never do the easy thing and follow directions! I just have to spin it and make it my own :)
I wanted to make tiny little pinwheel blocks and not have any like colors touching anywhere. That was the hard part, I must have spent hours rearranging those blocks to make sure all the colors were scattered.
Here are a couple close ups of the blocks:
And here is a close up of the other part of the design that catches your eye in between the blocks:
At first I was so mad those seam lines didn’t match up because I had totally forgotten about losing 1/2″ when sewing something on a diagonal. But the error totally grew on me.
I decided to press every single seam open. It certainly was a lot more work, but the results are very clean and crisp, I think this might turn out to be a preferred method for me. Here’s a photo of the back, LOTS of seams pressed open!!
I will have to wait to actually quilt it, I went to my local quilt shop but they don’t have the fabric I want for the backing (Karavan by Free Spirit) so I’ll have to wait and order it online. Also, I have to rethink HOW to quilt this now that those seams don’t line up like I thought they would. I need to think of something fun :)
This took me about a little over a week to complete. I won’t say my drunkard’s path quilt was easier, but I did feel like more time was put into this one, and it is half the size!