Monday, December 4, 2017

Working on Borders

This quilt top is heading toward the finish line way ahead of my planned schedule and I am very happy about it. I want to give this quilt to my son Adam for Christmas but because I have been working on it so aggressively I have made very good progress. Now I have changed my goal to have it quilted in time to take to my Guild meeting on Wednesday for show and tell. I know I won't have it completely finished but it will be my only opportunity to show it off before it goes to its new home.

I added the sashings and have stitched all of the blocks together. I did spend a fair amount of time moving blocks here and there trying to spread out the colours and prints but somehow some fabrics still ended up closer together than I had intended. :)

In anticipation of making the inner border I had cut quite a few 2.5" squares ahead of time and last evening I stitched them together into pairs. I then matched the pairs together so that I could sew them end-to-end alternating background squares with the focus fabrics to make the border. I guess my brain went into auto mode and I ended up sewing them into 4 patches instead. Ugh....I didn't want to unstitch them so I left them as is. I have plenty extra of most of the fabrics that I used in this quilt top so I just cut more squares and restarted the border. You can be certain that I am making sure that I sew them end-to-end. I guess if I look at the bright side of things I now have a bunch of 4 patches that are ready to use. :)

I am hoping to finish the borders today so that I can load the whole kit and caboodle onto the frame and set everything up for quilting on Tuesday. I am excited about getting this quilt finished!


Chantal said...

Wow! Amazing progress. Well done. I have a secret sewing project that I would like to show at my Craft Club tomorrow night, so it's pedal to the metal for me too. Good luck with your goal. ;^)

Unknown said...

I have forgotten the size of your blocks. Could you repeat that ?
I absolutely love this quilt and your son is going to be "over the moon."

Unknown said...

I found the pattern at Sew Fresh Quilts.

Cathy said...

Good luck! That's such a fun quilt. Adam must have a sense of humor. Does he also own an ugly Christmas sweater?

And my brain has the same auto mode button.

Aunt 'Reen said...

I love this quilt top! I"m sure your son Adam will too!
Congratulations on your progress, hope the momentum continues for you.