Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Full of Wonder
Full of Wonder
I have finally finished making this quilt top. Full of Wonder has been a bit of a journey and I am so happy with it! It took up most of my time this past week to get it completed and I think it looks fabulous. I know that my sister Christine is going to just love it. While I was piecing the blocks I had it hanging in my sewing room and everytime I walked into the room it made me smile. If you go back to this post you will read about and see a picture of this quilt top. I have since removed the offending border and added 8 blocks to make it larger. I made enough units to make 12 blocks but in the end I decided that 8 was enough. Each block is 19" finished and the layout is 4 x 5 so now this quilt top is 76.5" x 95.5". I really thought I would have it all done in a day or two because I had precut the fabric a while ago in anticipation of completing it. I had actually forgotten how long it took to make each block - it is scrappy but in a controlled format so I had to really pay attention to placement of fabric/colour. There also seemed to be so many steps to complete each block - I had forgotten about that too! I hope I did get everything balanced because I was challenged by adding blocks to an already completed quilt top. I will not be adding a border to this quilt top - it is big enough. I just need to make the binding (red) and backing and then I can proceed with basting and quilting it.