Sewing

Doubleheader weekend

January 30, 2011

I honestly don’t know baseball. . . . and using the term “doubleheader” makes sense as a title. . . seeing how I’m good enough to finish the tokyo quilt top by adding the last TWO ROWS!!!!

Enjoy some of the action shots. . . . .

4th row Actionshot#3

4th row

Completed top! Actionshot#1

Final 5th row

Here are a couple shots of my favorite squares in the quilt top:

Orange Elephant

Bam! Fussy Flower

Animal Band!

Donkey Love

Butterfly!

Sherbet Pips!

The power of toast!

Dogs chase!

What’s next? Well I’m going to be working on the applique letters on the back and do a slight variation from Mrs. Fransson’s back but it will be pretty much the same. Spray basting it (maybe I’ll do a little video for ya). Then on to quilting & binding the sucker. I’m thinking of doing just straight lines for quilting since my skills in machine quilting are below an amateur’s ranking right now. As time goes along and with plenty of practice I will get better (crossing fingers). For the binding, I’m going to use this cute brown fabric. I know I should probably use black – but keepin’ in line with the StashPact, use what you already have instead of buying more.

One thing I did take away from the tokyo quilt is pressing seams open might be a P.I.T.A but totally worth it. The blocks are super flat and honestly the seams still went together just as easy as butting them.

Endless open seams

What’s on for my next quilt??? Well I’m thinking of a quilt for my sweet adorable mother in-law. Yeah, she’s the one that inspired me start quilting in the first place. So here’s a small preview of the fabric I’m going to be using. . . (yes Karla, you can blame Brad for the chickens)

Kitchen Windows quilt

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3 Comments

  • Reply Teje January 30, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Hi! It’s really wonderful! And you have made so perfect work, all the corners match so exactly! I like very much also the fabrics for your new quilt!
    Have a great week! Thank you for your visit! Teje

  • Reply Wendy January 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I can’t believe you finished since our last guild meeting, amazing!!! Great job! I just can’t bring myself to cut that many tiny squares!

  • Reply Rachel February 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Impressive. Even the back is a work of art. I really like the look of a cross-hatch quilting design on squares. Plus it doesn’t require a lot of fore thought.

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