I was keen to re-use the Leicester Square pattern that I used for my summer quilt. But something went wrong because my centre pieces are rectangles and not squares. Oops. The quilt is square though - about 110cm x 110cm.
Here it is on the lounge floor testing out backing fabrics. The yellow was perfect until I found the flaw in it - a couple of small holes I didn't notice when I bought it ages ago at Spotlight.
I do love crosshatching, although I am not sure this would qualify as crosshatching because the diagonal lines are 6 inches apart. I also like the speed of machine quilting, but it's not as soft as hand quilting and I think too much dense machine quilting can make a quilt feel a bit stiff and not snuggly, so my 'crosshatching' remains at 6" intervals.
Since the yellow was not an option for the backing, I went online to see whether Spotlight was having a sale and yes, 40% off all quilting fabric. I bought teal spot for the backing and some Sarah Feilke teal fabric for the binding. They are perfect matches although the photo washes them out a bit.
Now to hand sewing the binding. One of my favourite parts of quilt making. I expect to have 'finished' pics to show before the weekend is over!