Quilt top complete

Quick quilt progress update.

Busy weekend, but I fitted in time to finish the top of my quilt. More to do before I can call this project done and dusted. Quilts are such a big project. If I thought how much work they take, I probably would never start. One block at a time and the rest seems to follow on. Anyway, good time to show my progress.

This weekend, I used a pomegranate plain cotton to join up the 16 quilt blocks. It is more like a fuchsia pink and lifts the lighter colours. Not sure if it shows it in my photos, but it does work.

Next, I used the light green fabric that has been in my stash so long that I can’t remember where it came from. I think it was passed on to me. It has tiny white watering cans that stand out and have a velvety texture.

I’ve cut out my bias binding, using a continuous method. Basically turning a square of cloth into several metres of bias binding. Always feels like alchemy, but probably nearer to trigonometry. Just need to run it through my folding device and iron. It’s dark navy. Should frame the quilt beautifully.

I’ve found backing fabric that works and a cotton wadding, which is thin enough. I’m pondering how I’m going to quilt it. Options are to machine or hand stitch. What pattern? Just not sure yet.Also now appreciate why quilters have tall friends with long arms or tall fences. Quilts are so big to photograph.

The sun was streaming through the velux windows in my sewing room this weekend, warming the room up. I’ve been moving my sewing machine into the kitchen, because, quite honestly, it is a lot warmer in the winter. It felt good to leave it set up in my sewing room and pop in whenever I could. Easier to iron too, as I could leave it set up, close the door and not worry about anyone knocking it over.

Right, next quilt update, hopefully will show the finished piece. Just a question of finding the time.


6 thoughts on “Quilt top complete

  • Monday 25 March, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    Quilts do take so much work – I’ve never had the courage to try making one. I do love quilts though and have several wall hangings from my ssster-in-law. #MMBC

    • Wednesday 27 March, 2019 at 2:26 pm

      So many stages. I really wouldn’t start if I stopped to think about it. Good to break down into bite size chunks.

  • Monday 25 March, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    That looks fantastic! Well done. It’s so pretty.

    • Wednesday 27 March, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks Kim. It’s coming on nicely.

  • Saturday 30 March, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Oh wow! You clever bugger you! That looks amazing Cheryl. The colours are beautiful and I love the pattern.

    Have a fab weekend and a lovely Mother’s Day. x #MMBC

    • Wednesday 3 April, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks Jayne! I’m so pleased at how it turned out.

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