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As a person who needs reading glasses now (grr-haha) I love to collect them in lots of styles and colors (the cheap ones-ha!) -- esp. since I'm always losing them or leaving them places. So the specs were super fun for me to sew up!! I love the idea of making all of the frames and lenses/ear pieces in different prints. But I also think it would look super cool in black, white and variations of gray. Or super bright colors. It's 76 x 76". Wow, I am saying 'super' a lot today.
I was so lucky to find the perfect backing fabric at my local craft store.. it had all of the colors that were in the quilt in it. Crazy! And you know how I feel about cruisers. :) I almost jumped up and down right there in the aisle of the store! It's like it was MADE for this quilt!
And the red print binding goes well with it too.
And during binding, the stars aligned and I somehow came out with a perfect mitered corner. Go figure. It was all just meant to be. ;)
Everything about this finish makes me happy. The glasses, the dots, the colors, the prints, the bikes, and *swoon* a mitered corner. I couldn't believe it. I have a history of having a hard time with mitered corners. :) OH and the quilting! Pat quilted it and she put a different design in each of the glasses' lenses. Like this bulls eye design in the red framed ones. It's kind of hard to see in pictures.. but I'm in LOVE.
It's so much fun! And to think.. at the start of February the whole thing just looked like a big bowl of quilt parts.
I spent the last few days working out the yardage requirements and finishing the pattern cover, so if you or anyone you know would ever like to make one, you can find it at my Craftsy or Etsy links and eventually at Triangles on a Roll. :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
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Ah lovely! Everything about this is perfect. I wear contacts and glasses sometimes but now I need varifocals (how did that happen, that's what old people wear!) so I'm either in my varifocals or contacts with reading glasses grrr indeed. At least you have found a way to make something pretty!