I’ve had a patchwork quilt top lying around for about four months just begging to be finished and quilted, but I’ve not managed to get beyond sewing all the blocks together. The reason for the halt in proceedings is one that has temporarily sabotaged many of the quilts I have made so far. I’m a ditherer, you see, when it comes to deciding on what to do about the borders. Is it just me or do you struggle with borders too?
I seem to get ‘quilters block’ and the quilt top languishes at the back of the cupboard like some forgotten relic. Strangely, when I leave it alone for a wee while, an idea will often come out of the blue and, suddenly, I know exactly what to do and all is well again.
This ‘Turning Twenty’ quilt top was made at my monthly sewing group. A quilting friend had used these colours in a lap quilt and I fell in love with them straight away! Aren’t they pretty?
There were some scraps left over from cutting out the blocks, so I sewed them all together in one long strip
and this is what the border looks like
I’m kind of excited about the backing I’ve chosen for this quilt. Excited and nervous at the same time, actually. Excited, because it is a sort of soft, minky type of material which I think will be deliciously cozy!! And nervous, because I have absolutely no experience of sewing with this type of fabric and it looks like it might be a little bit tricky to quilt!
I’m going to take the finished top and the backing along to my sewing group next week, when I’ll be trying out a temporary spray adhesive that my quilting friends have said works really well and means there is no need for basting. No basting? Sounds fab!
I love having such generous friends who share all their time saving tips!
Then, once the backing is on, all that’s left to do is the quilting. Yikes!
Have a lovely weekend everyone and happy stitching!