Of all the charity quilts I've made, this Sorry! inspired Goose Creek quilt is by far my favorite. It's hard to part with, but knowing that a child in need will find some comfort in it lessens the sting.
The ladies of the Love Circle (of do. Good Stitches) did an amazing job making these blocks, and I adore the end result. I always thought I liked modern quilts, but this one feels very vintage-y and I'm completely charmed by it. In fact, after I wrap up a couple of other projects, I think I may make another to keep.
After finishing Goose Creek earlier this week, I intended to piece the backing for Kieran's brick quilt. An error in calculations held this process up last month, a fact I conveniently forgot. Since working on K'S quilt calls for a fabric purchase, I decided to move on to "41." The back was carefully cut and methodically pieced last night. After pressing the new backing, I laid it down over the quilt top and... something's rotten in the state of Denmark.
The backing is a full 17 inches too narrow. I ask you... 17 inches??? Not to mention the major puckering in the middle of the quilt top (see how lumpy it is under the backing?). Will it quilt out? I don't even know. I have a horrible feeling that when I make the quilt sandwich, no amount of smoothing will make it lie flat. There is most probably some painstaking un-sewing in my future.