Love pictures of folded quilts, so here you go!
Quilting on a corner. Block area done in white, black border done in black, gold border in gold.
There's a flickr group with lots of supernovas others have done and I did find one in black and white. I wanted to make it big enough for their bed if they want to use it there and fit their decor, so ended up with 25 blocks instead of original nine. These are BIG blocks--mine ended up being not quite 18 inches square, but they all seemed to turn out equal sized. I think there are 47 pieces per block! Had lots of fun picking out fabric as I decided there should be different corner pieces and centers for each piece. So that meant 50 different fabrics...making it "so very hard" to HAVE to shop for all of them!! :) Hubby and I had a lot of discussions about the borders. It's done differently than original to make it as big as needed. I would have been happy with just black and white for the whole top, but since gold is one of the couple's accent colors, my hubby wanted that and now I think that turned out very well.Mock ups of several blocks. You can see number 8 sample and actual block. Block 8
Directions were very good, but somehow I just couldn't get them straight in my head without doing little samples. It was time consuming, but only way I could figure out how to sew them. Honestly, I just got dizzy with all that black and white! Maybe it's a combination of my old, old eyes and tri-focals! I cut a lot of extras of each shape so have enough to make a couple smaller quilts--when I get some other things done. There's just something about black and white! There are so many darling fabrics...look for Route 66, Dr. Seuss, dog bones, newspaper articles about dogs!, lots of flowers, but no ants. I did get some fabrics with ants on them, but they were so real looking I just couldn't use them on a bed quilt. Think they'd be darling for a picnic quilt with reds in it and a jeans backing. Enjoy hundreds of beautiful quilts in the festival--you'll be so inspired.