Monday, July 23, 2012

Add this to the list

I worked on this top over a year ago, it's a pattern from Jaybird Quilts.  When I put this top together, I just was in the mood to use up these dark Kaffe Fassett prints.  The circles were cut from the print squares using a circle cutter, then the edges were sewn down with a straight stitch going very slowly using a walking foot.  

Now, there is someone in mind for this quilt.  I was going to start a whole new quilt for him, but time was a factor, and hello - I have this awesome top already pieced and ready to be quilted.  I find the colors to be masculine, I had purchased the awesome backing fabric last year and kept the top and back fabric together, for whenever the time was right.  

The person I have in mind for this quilt is a large man, so I laid down under the top (you do that right?) to see if it was large enough without a border.  Originally, I figured to keep the top as is, without a border.  It wasn't large enough as is, so  I used some of the back fabric for a border, cut 4".  I had a 3 yard cut of the back fabric, so I cut this along the length of the fabric vs the width of fabric, and 2 sides of border required no piecing, and the other 2 sides required just a small piece added.  I'm glad I did it that way.

I'll have to piece a back now, as I used up some of the backing fabric for the border.  The background color of Kona Nutmeg is difficult to photograph inside.  I'm hoping for some daytime photos later today.  I could kick myself, as this quilt was no where on my radar, and I did not add it to the FAL - third quarter.  

There hasn't been much time for sewing the last few weeks, but my insomnia is helping me get through a few bee blocks, like this one for Quilt Around the World II, this quilters concept is a neighborhood.  I added a spooky old house to her neighborhood.

And I finished these (only 1 in the photo, but there were 2)  SUPER sized Granny Squares for Gone Quiltin' Bee, she used one of my favorite, Joel Dewberry.  Still have bee blocks for July to finish up on a few more sleepless nights - plus one lone June block that is now moved to the front of my list.  

And I shall, Keep Calm and Sew On.  

1 comment:

Leanne said...

I love the quilt top! And I never thought to do that, lay under the top to check the size, brilliant.