My first quilt top of 2013 is finished!
The original Space Dust pattern has a finished size of 88" x 96", I didn't fancy making this size so I adjusted. I printed the templates at 75% and reduced my border size to give a finished size of 60" square. The only thing I will say about this is to make sure all your blocks are the same size after you have added on the 1/4 seam allowance, I didn't and have a few seams out of place!
As there are 44 different templates, there are no cutting instructions to help minimise waste when foundation piecing. This didn't bother me, as I prefer to use more fabric than my seam ripper! I tend to over size my fabric pieces, cutting as I go. It is something to bear in mind if you are thinking of trying the pattern though and may require a bit of pre-planning before you start.
I bought the backing for this in Ikea yesterday, which was the highlight of that trip as I was mostly wandering around trying to find items that are randomly scattered around the showroom in baskets!
So now all I have to decide is how the fuff to quilt it! I know that I want to FMQ swirls on the borders, but what on earth am I going to do with middle bit? I really don't want to have to change thread colour a million times either, so do I use a grey thread?
Your input would be very much appreciated!