Taa Daah!!! Its finished.....my version of Bonnies Double Delight!!!!:
Ok, I didnt follow her border options......I really wanted a pieced border!! I spent hours trying to "mathematically" make them fit (Im so bad at Maths....... apparently!!!) so in the end, I just decided to go for it and it worked, only just:
It took a wee bit of persuasion but Im so happy I did it this way!!! The centre reminded me of a mosaic floor and I really wanted to keep this theme for the quilt, so I did some research (and made plans for retiling our front porch lol) and the result was perfect!!!! Then it was time for basting (Maddi and I did this together watching a DVD, "Remember The Titans".......thanks for your help honey, watch those pins though, they are dangerous!!!!)
Around 27+ hours of stippling later, my Double Delight was ready for binding!!! (half way through the quilting, Id really wished Id asked Santa for a long arm lol!!!) Finished, it now resides on our bed in its full glory, which is a little bittersweet:
For 12 years, this quilt (my first EVER full sized quilt) has been our bedroom quilt. This is fully hand pieced and hand quilted and made at a time when I could only cope with 3 colours at once in a design!!! This quilt symbolises many cold nights, fighting for its warmth (it is a little small), lots of afternoon naps, sleeping upright with sick babies ( a few times its been vomited on!!), nights when Les's snoring made me seek the couch (shhhhh lol), games of "hide and seek" (mums quilts make u invisible.....did u know that???), times when us adults have been ill and needed that extra comfort, forts made with this quilt and pillows....... but more importantly, tonnes of times this quilt has been wrapped around all 4 of us........our quilt, our family quilt!!! What memories will this new Double Delight hold for us in the future???