I finished quilting and binding Mr. Demanding's quilt and gave it to him as an early Father's Day present. Fortunately, he is very happy and has no complaints! Yay!
I used Michael Miller's Cotton Couture solids in different greys and blues to make the granny square blocks, and I used the pattern 'Vintage' from Camille Roskelley's book 'Simply Retro'. The quilt was very easy to piece, however, after all the blocks were completed I had a hard time lining up the points from one block to the next. I'm trying, even now, not to obsess about it.
I backed it in Michael Miller's 'The British are Coming: Mad About Plaid', per my husband's (Mr. Demanding's) request; which, by the way, is no longer available, so I had to order it in from a seller in Thailand and it cost me almost the same for shipping as it did for the fabric!! In classic Mr. Demanding style, he said he wanted that specific plaid, and no other plaid could be substituted. :)
I used the wavy stitch #4 on my Bernina to quilt it. Again, his request, because it has a nice finish AND doesn't make the quilt too stiff.
|My husband is going to kill me when he sees this pic...lol|
So everyone's happy:) He's happy he has a manly quilt that covers his feet, I'm happy the pressure's off me now:), and my little Mr. Demanding Jr. is happy, because he thinks the quilt really belongs to him:)