Friday, August 16, 2013

Two tops together

I sewed two tops together this week.  The Madeline Schnibbles is done.  I finally quit shuffling blocks around and sewed them together.  It is made with two charm packs of "Dancing in the Rain" fabric from Laundry Basket.  I plan on machine quilting this small quilt.

Not so sure about this top.  Do I hand quilt or find a long arm quilter?  I get really tired just thinking about quilting it on my sewing machine.  The Civil War sampler quilt is still on the quilting frames. What to do, what to do? 

This is "Aunt Grace's Garden Party" and it was a row of the month I bought from the Fat Quarter Shop almost two years ago.

I finally pulled those rows out of their box this week and put them together with one inch sashing and and a six inch border.

Once I decide how to quilt it up, the borders will have a curved edge.  I'm a primary color lover and like the 30's style fabrics so I really enjoyed putting this quilt together.  I was finishing up my Civil War sampler quilt and had taken Jenna Kimball's back basting applique class when I bought into this row along so had some confidence that I could actually make this quilt top.

Now I can check off another project from my partially finished list. Well almost finished.  Still have to quilt it . . .


RoeH said...

Love those quilts. I've been sitting inside making some quilts lately. Mine are the eezy peezy kind. I like yours better. But I'm going to Portland next month and want to take one up to my cousin. And I don't have to go out in 113 degree temps. :)

Laurel said...

I have always called an Arizona summer to be more like winter. One stays inside and makes quilts 'cause you can't go outside. I'll bet your sister's quilt is lovely.

Susan said...

No advice on how to finish the quilt (there's more than one way to finish a quilt??), but I love the Garden Party one. It's so fun, whimsical and bright. Beautiful!