This week, I finished piecing the top of my SuperNova quilt and spent an hour on my hands and knees on Saturday pin basting it. Probably my least favourite part of the whole quilt making process.
The blocks were made by my friend Julie and me as part of the SuperNova Friendship Swap last summer. Julie and I decided to go with a single colour scheme for each block along with a Kona Snow background. The goal for the swap was to make five blocks for ourselves and five identical blocks for our friend. That meant ten blocks… nine for a lap quilt and one for the backing or for a pillow. Julie finishes hers way before me (you can see hers here) and when I saw that she added two blocks to make a bigger quilt, I decided to do the same thing.
These are my two extra blocks. Notice something strange going on there? Yup – because the lighting in my sewing room is terrible, I ended up using Kona White instead of Kona Snow for my two extra blocks AND for the border! Of course, I only noticed my mistake once I brought the quilt top to the cottage for basting. The room I used was very bright and really highlighted the difference between the two solids.
I decided to just go with it and leave the top as it was. This is not a quilt for a show and it’s not a gift – this quilt is destined to become a bed quilt at the new island house.
I’m hoping for a big reveal in a couple of weeks.
Linking up at Lee’s for WIP Wednesday.