|See, there are my BLOOMERS !|
It fits the twin-sized bed very well, although I do need to find a nice eyelet dust ruffle to hide the boxspring. Finished dimensions are approximately 62 inches by 90 inches. That's after adding 2 extra rows of blocks to the top of the quilt, and an extra border of pieced strips to each side. I'm very happy to report that I have almost NO scraps leftover from making this quilt. I did not use jellyrolls of fabric, as the pattern calls for.......I just cut strips from different favorite fat quarters and yardage, besides using 1 1/2 yards of 90 inch-wide white fabric. But Natalia's instructions are very good if you have general experience in putting together a quilt.
For the back of the quilt, I bought 5 yards of a polkadot fabric from theTeddyBear picnic line, found at Hobby Lobby, because I liked the fact that the dots were almost faded looking, rather than bright. The fun 'mood' of the dots fits the quilt just perfectly, I think. And as I said yesterday, the binding was made by joining leftover strips and cutting them down to binding width.
Because of a comment that was posted, I wanted to mention that I used a dinner plate for two of my 'bloomers' and a 1/2 inch smaller bowl for the other two. The pattern calls for you to come up with the applique shapes on your own. I liked Natalia's leaves better, but stayed with mine once they were cut
I have yet to put a label on this one, or wash it. That just shows how READY I was for a new quilt to go on MY bed !
Thank you, Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt, for a wonderful adventure.