Wednesday, October 4, 2017

En Provence is Ready for Borders

I have made significant progress on this quilt top and I am loving the way it looks! I just need to assemble and add the borders but I think I will give the top a good pressing first. :)

I had pressed all of the units as I was making them but I haven't done any pressing at all while I was assembling the blocks together. I just wasn't too sure how the seams were going to line up so I made my decisions as I went. I may have to twist one or two seams but I think it will be just fine. I had a pretty consistent 1/4" seam allowance throughout and I was very careful to match the seams as I sewed everything together so it should, I hope, end up being nice and flat after I press it.

Today I have my Guild meeting and I am going to go to the social sew beforehand. I am taking Blue Cheese with me to continue hand stitching down the binding and I hope to get it finished. I have been working on it off and on while watching Outlander on Sunday and Alias Grace on Monday and I have about 80" to go. We will see how much I get my friend Hilary says 'if I sewed with my mouth I would get so much more accomplished at social sew'! She is so funny, but it is true, I spend a lot of my time talking and visiting instead of sewing. lol 

As I was stitching down the binding the other night I noticed that I still had not tucked in the thread tales from the quilting process so I must remember to do that too.


Deb A said...

Wow! En Provence is just beautiful!

Vangie Brake said...

Looking good Ellen. Can't wait to see the quilt at the Guild

Cheryl said...

Hi Ellen

I had the same comment in mind as Deb. Wow! En Provence looks fantastic and it came together so quickly. Now we can see those fuchsia stars sis. Blue Cheese is beautiful too.

Love sis