True confessions before I show you the completed top. There was one block that I just couldn't figure out how to fit it in my top. I was really upset about this because I wanted to keep all of my blocks in the same project. The block was 2busygardening's block. It was just too big and I just couldn't seem to make any of my ideas work.
Please forgive me for not including it in the top Betsy. I was going to settle for making it into a totebag when the most wonderful idea sprang into my head. I would need a pillowsham with this quilt! So the 'troublesome' block for me has actually become my favorite!
Here it is ready to be quilted and then have the back attached.
Thanks, I think it is beginners luck, it is my first quilt ever larger than a crib quilt and I've only made 2 of those.
I have a 'working' arrangement with an older lady in town who quilts and either she will quilt it for me or give me some help which is in exchange for some work I've done for her. I don't know how long this stage will take.
I really love that way that turned out lilyfan! I was stumped on how to bring it all together. I think I will use a multiple of one block like you did. 2busygardening, that block of yours has really grown on me and I am still thinking about the best way to use it. I seem to change my mind on a daily basis! :^)
I have not started on mine yet! I have several things going on at work and home, so I tabled this for bit. Thanks for sharing your work friends! It helps me get inspired. I too was considering 'framing" the oversized block and using it as a center. Who knows WHAT I'm going to do! It will be a while from now unfortunately! ~ Pat
I want to lay mine out on the grass to photograph it now, to get in everybodies blocks...but the grass is too wet right now. If I lay it out on the floor it will get dirty and the dogs will step on it. My first photo was on the bed and some blocks were hanging over the edge. I'm still adding to it! When I do the monthly blocks, I do one for myself and add it on.
If we get a dry day, I'll lay it out on the grass and post a photo!
I remember someone mentioning they do machine quilting in one of the threads, but hesitate naming a name because my memory isn't what it should be!
This lady hand quilts and has been 'pressuring' me to get another top done, before she croaks or can't see to thread a needle anymore! I haul her wood for her throughout the summer and in return she quilts for me. Says she still owes me one!!!!
Thanks so much for showing the quilted top. I love it. I haven't done a thing with my blocks, just didn't see them as going together. The overall effect is very nice. I'll have to think about sashing. It does separate the blocks nicely. The back is as attractive as the front. Very nice job. Will you match the binding to the sashing or go for contrast?