I finished Faceted Jewels by Glad Creations on the 26th, TWO days ahead of my irrelevant but all important in my mind deadline.
I started this quilt back in the fall then stopped to participate in the Red and White Snowball Challenge. I got it back out a couple of weeks ago, with the fabric choices and cutting all done I was able to whip this thing together in no time.
The original pattern was to finish at 80" x 104". I reduced the blocks from 12 inches to 9 inches. This quilt is 60" x 78". Originally I reduced the block size because I wanted a smaller quilt. I figured out that if I made fewer blocks, the overall pattern would be impacted. Now that it's done, I'm so glad I reduced the block size, I think the design looks great a little smaller.
The border took longer to piece than I expected but none of the piecing on this quilt was hard. I got a few comments that this pattern looked complex but it's really not. Just a few flying geese, triangle in a square blocks, four patches, and half square triangles. A total of 2,192 pieces are required for this pattern.
The instructions for this pattern were great! My only complaint, no suggestions for quilting! I"m guessing an overall pattern would work best, but I'll just have to wait and see what my quilter thinks. Any suggestions?