It is Patricks quillow that has been a long time in the making. As I said it was a real chore to get it finished as I totally went off it once the blocks were together. Patrick was doing a bit of nagging so I thought it should get done. He picked a fabric for the border that I really would not have chosen but I went along with it. And somehow although the blue was a completely different one to the blue in the blocks and was much brighter than any other colour it works. It really lifts the blocks and makes it nicer somehow. Patrick was not surprised that the border blue looks so good as he sais he knew it would - lol !
It is 60 inches square which is about as big as I like to go when machine quilting on my domestic machine. I just did a big meander with a dark grey thread which seemed to look fine even on the bright yellowy-gold stars. I was a bit unsure about that beforehand. You can see this perhaps clearer on this photo with one of my quilt inspectors.
This was actually finished a couple of nights ago but Patrick whipped it up to his bedroom and has slept under it since. He says it is lovely and warm. It is 100% cotton wadding and is nice and weighty. Should keep him cosy in the Winter !
I am glad this is done and even more glad that Patrick loves it. It would still be languishing about in a basket half done if he hadn't kept telling me that he really liked it and wanted it finished.
Here it is folded inside the pocket on the back. Patrick has said when he's slept under it he's used the pocket to slip his feet into - lol !
Job done !