Archive for the ‘Completed tops’ Category
I don’t like it as much as the first one but then boy colors are just easier for me. Here’s a little girl version of the Owl Strippie (remade because Becky and Chris are having a girl). Technically the first one was supposed to be gender neutral but in the end it definitely looked boyish to me.
The pineapple is now a finished top. I know there was a group of you that didn’t think this quilt needed borders and while I love quilts without, this one said from the beginning it wanted one.
The pinks are photographing rather “hot” but as usual working at night has its challenges when it comes to photographing the results.
I’d originally planned to add borders to this quilt although I’d worked up both a version with and without borders in EQ but I’ve got a lot to accomplish in the next few weeks. It’s a good size for donation now so I’m calling this top done as of now. I know not everyone likes quilts without borders but I do and the original antique quilt that inspired this one had no borders either.
You can find a brief description on how I made this quilt on my website along with a couple other options… including one with borders.
These Strippies are just too cute! And quick too.
I’m always on the look for a cute print when I go to a quilt shop and these Owls were purchased at Tiny Stitches in Marietta, GA but you can find lots of cute novelty prints online at Fabric.com. That’s where I found the the Ladybugs for Savannah’s quilt and the Butterflies for Emma’s quilt. I’d link to the fabrics but right now their site seems to be slow or down … by the time you read this it will probably be fine … Use their search button to find all kinds of novelties.
Just remember these Strippies look best with a mid size print, one that’s not too big or too little.
PS, I love the new machine and am glad I went ahead and bought the cabinet too!
The Strips and Strings Log Cabin top is done … That’s 3 tops finished in a row, now I feel productive.
Here’s the finished top, mice and all. This really isn’t the best photo — this quilt is so vibrant in person and I’m really happy with the results. It will make a wonderful quilt for a child in need.
I feel like I’m catching up with the triangle top assembled, this one finished, and the Log Cabin blocks already in rows. It stresses me to have too many piecing projects going at one time!
Don’t mind the big wave in the border — that’s just where I didn’t get it smoothed all the way down on the design wall — too anxious to play with the iPad to go back and retake it. I even sent Keith out for dinner so I don’t have to stop setting it up. Thanks to iCloud, setup is easy EXCEPT download speeds seem slow probably because everyone else is setting up their new iPads too!
The border is a bit blah looking right now but trust me it will be lovely once I quilt a nice pantograph on this quilt. I wanted something a bit calmer after the business of the center.
The top is done! This makes the 2nd UFO that I’ve gotten to the finished top stage this month which means I’m going to allow myself to start a new quilt … I just have to decide what I want to make. I’ve got several on my website and a couple in the design journal that I want to piece this year so it will be one of them.
I’ve realized that I’ve been bad about keeping up with backings for these finished tops so I need to start piecing one per week until I’m caught up. It’s so much easier when I can pull a top and backing from the closet downstairs and load them on the longarm. This top will wait awhile for quilting but will be a donation quilt when it’s finished.