TGIFF – The D! Is Done!
Literally, oh. my. stars. This journey is over. Can you believe, what started in September 2013 as this seemingly simple idea, has taken me on a nine month quilt journey. The irony of this D! giving me nine months of swollen feet, aching backs, and seeing stars is not lost on me! That’s what they do, right ladies? (Fortunately, there was no morning sickness!) What I was left with was a king-sized baby that will forever be loved by both me, and my BGFF (best gay friend forever), Zachary Horder.
After a few late night drinks (isn’t that always the way!), I started playing around with some designs. I knew I wanted to use Lizzy House’s Constellations range, and for my magical friend Zach, this image doesn’t get much more iconic. I also couldn’t think of any better way than honouring our friendship than with 2,108, 1.5″ finished squares. That pretty much says what I think of him.
But it wasn’t until now that the D! IS DONE!!!
Size: 100″ x 100″
Quilting: Long arm quilting by Gemma at Pretty Bobbins using Aurifil 50wt, colour 2600 Dove
Binding: hand stitched with Aurifil 40wt, colour 2024 White
Backing: mystery blue marbled blender, Mickey Mouse cartoon print from Japan, and Jeni Baker’s Color Me Retro
Label: pending the perfect match
Favourite Part: That this king-sized D! is finally done, and Zach will love it more than anyone else possibly could.