I was wrong...

I wasn't 10" short of the star fabric when I did my math calculations...I was one 2.5" square short! Those two 1.5" squares on the right  were all the leftovers I had, even after I scrounged around on the floor hunting for "lost" pieces!
I ignored the new fabric I brought and rummaged through the scrap pile to find a suitable 2.5" scrap.  I did prefer the middle option (lots of tiny black stars) but ended up going for the black dots on the right.  Even though they are larger and darker, when you cast your eye over the whole quilt, that odd square doesn't stand out.  
I had decide to amend the overall size of the quilt I was aim for and spent yesterday afternoon, chain piecing.   I did not unpick the lovely soft blue and yellow wattle fabric, because it is so quintessentially Australian.  And it is nearly Australia Day after all!
So here is - now single bed size (43" x 76") and I am very pleased with the end result!
Happy quilting, Sue SA

12 comments:

  1. Wow, that came together quickly. It looks great, and no one will notice that different little square. Isn't that really the essence of patchwork anyway?

    ReplyDelete
  2. it looks fantastic.... i cant see where the odd square is... love it ...

    Hugz

    ReplyDelete
  3. That looks great. I love the colours, and you're so right, the one square doesn't stand out at all.

    ReplyDelete
  4. you certainly are churning out some tops lately, well done.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have always liked this pattern. Maybe one day I will get around to make a quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's even more gorgeous in person. Love this quilt top.

    Thanks for lunch, sewing and chatting yesterday. I had a lovely time.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great quilt top Sue. I love how the white stars just pop out from the blues.
    Julia ♥

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks lovely with all those white stars shining. You have a great mix of blues. What is the quilting plan? More FMQ?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks fabulous ! I'm glad you were only one square short, and I agree with everyone that no-one will see it. The finished top is lovely, how are you goin to quilt it?

    ReplyDelete
  10. It's wonderful... you should be proud of yourself! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's just wonderful!! I'd be proud of myself, too, if I'd made that beauty!!

    ReplyDelete

Some kind friends said.....

Midwinter Red Quilt - finished

 To make this quilt I used a Midwinter Red layer cake by Moda and used the then free Disappearing Pinwheel tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt ...