Sometimes quilts take on a life of their own. (No) Golden Shadows started as a square shadow quilt or throw pillow (I hadn’t yet made up my mind). When the shadows failed to show up at the appropriate spots, I just kind of winged it. There are no shadows to be seen in this quilt, which wound up with two-layered quilting in red and turquoise and an improvisational block style. At 36 x 68 inches, it is also an unusual shape for a quilt. Perhaps a table runner?
I did find a beautiful rust colored fabric for the binding, which was machine stitched down. I also learned that you shouldn’t trim the batting all the way down to the quilt top, but rather should leave a good 1/4 inch. This will help with any misplaced binding stitches and will “puff up” the binding a little.
Now that this is finished, it is time to turn my attention back to the BOM quilt.