This is the 'big brother' to my other mini - 1" quilt. This one had been in my head since I heard of the auction that it will be in. I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.
However, this is what it looked like Saturday afternoon.tutorial about switching sewing directions when sewing the strips, and therefore, the whole thing was skewed. The cream border only highlighted the fact that it wasn't square. So I decided to emphasize the 'crookedness' and thus it is actually less noticeable. (Or at least that's what I tell myself!)
Of course, this involved taking apart a 'finished' quilt, (I even had the sleeve sewn down), and re-doing it. I added large black borders, more batting and more backing around the edges.
This is the back. A lovely Toile. (I do love toile!) Simple quilting. It hardly needs any since it is so small.
This quilt actually has a purpose. HOPESCenter is having an auction of Coffee and Tea themed quilts. The directions were to make a 12" x 12" quilt with the theme, the colors or the fabric from countries that make tea & coffee. I hope my colors count. I've got everything from black coffee to green tea! If you are local, bidding for the quilts will be between April 1 & Oct 1. I will have to go check out everyone else's.
Oh, and it needs a name! Any suggestions?