Monday, April 6, 2009

TOP FINISHED



Yes! I am shouting, I'm glad to finally have the top done, and to see it all pieced together. I love how it's turned out, but it's not destined for my bed. I'm contemplating selling it, but we'll see how the quilting goes first. If I'm not happy enough with my quilting I'll, well I don't know what I'll do at present. I've a few thoughts though. I wish I could get a better shot. The colours are not good in either picture.

I've not done a quilt this large (and it's not really a large quilt), and found moving it while I was sewing the long sashing strips, really tricky. I'm having to do something else while I mentally get ready for the quilting, I also have the back to do, I'm not concerned about that though.



So, what am I doing now? A mini wall hanging of course, with pinwheels that start off as 5" charm squares, and finish (after triming) at 3.5". Oohhh, the middle gets bulky. I did think I could do some for the Spring Swap, but it won't be flat enough to frame, so a rethink is needed for that project. No, this wall hanging is hosted by Twenty-eighth Street on Flickr, and is called Wee Wall Hanging Quilt Along, I think I'll end up doing two. I've started a scrappyish one using Kaffe Fassett and Valorie Wells fabric, but think I might like to see it in just two colours as well.

I also have three bags to make. So, timetable of projects will be:
x1 wall hanging, x1 bag, Spring Swap, x1 bag, x1 wall hanging, x1 bag.
THEN, Quilt-along back and sandwich.
THEN, quilt.

For now though, it's back to those darling little pinwheels!

Thanks for dropping by.
Mandy

2 comments:

Maree said...

OH.!! Mandy your Quilt is just Lovely..You should be Pleased.!!!
cheers

metrosupialdesigns said...

I like how the red makes it pop. I wish I would have known about this quilt-a-long.