I bound it in a black print after realizing that I didn't have nearly enough dark gray to do the job. Borders just didn't happen, but I did finish this early in the day on Christmas Eve, so that's a win. I failed to measure it before giving it away, but I had to stand on the glider footstool to get this picture, and I'm 5'4", if that gives you some idea.
I've mentioned that naptimes recently have been hit or miss, and the last naptime before we got on a plane looked like this:
|That is a child under the fabric that was to become binding.|
Cute and terribly unproductive. So that night after the kids went to sleep, I got the binding cut and sewn on, then grabbed time as I could sewing it to the backside. In the car on the way to the airport, late at night instead of sleeping.
For the quarter-square triangles for the Ohio Stars, I used a technique that is kind of strip piecing and kind of chain quilting. I made half-square triangles by the seat of my pants.
If I had to do this again (which, please, no), I'd use a more limited range of values in the red, keeping it medium-to-dark.
I'm very, very proud of the drop shadow, and the range of grays I used to create it.
Right now I'm enjoying this moment of after-Christmas freedom, thinking about all the wonderful things I can plan for next year.
Bonus FO: Owl Mittens
These owl mittens were a special request - also in Buckeye colors, perhaps you are sensing a theme - and were given for a mid-December birthday.
I'll link up to Crazy Mom Quilts on Monday.
I hope your gift-giving went well, with met deadlines and delighted recipients.