Archive for the ‘Completed tops’ Category
Yes, it’s finally a completed top. I woke up this morning with 4 items still on my to do list for February and while I’ll have a couple days at home at the end of the month, I wanted to complete everything on the list before the next trip so I can start a new quilt when I get back.
So, putting the borders on this one was the first item to be checked off.
Item two is to load and quilt a top for Mom and I’ll get that started this afternoon.
Item three is the last HeartStrings binding and that’s in progress
Item four is finishing the purple Fisherman’s Knit scarf and its long enough right now but I like extra long scarves so I just have to finish up the rest of the yarn on this this ball and it will be done.
I finished the last seam at 10:30 last night. The blocks were pieced and the top assembled along with piecing of 4 backs during our New Year’s weekend sew along.
Assembling it was also my first finished goal for January 2013. The goals are:
▪ Quilt 2 HS
▪ Tie 2 HS
▪ Bind 2 HS
▪ Assemble 2
▪ Quilt and bind one UFO
See how the promise of starting a new quilt spurs me on through my least favorite part — assembling the top. I promise, this is the last photo of this quilt for a while. The top is done and will be set aside for a while before it’s turn for quilting comes up. It will probably end up on next year’s UFO challenge list. It looks like there’s a lot of overly dark strips right in the center but the whites in those strips are much more noticeable in person so that dark spot doesn’t jump out like it does in the photo.
Chris and Becky gave me a Leisure Art book with Charm Quilt patterns at Christmas along with a couple charm packs. The quilts in the book are really small – 32 inches square in the case of this one but cute. It makes a nice baby quilt and it was really easy to pack up to bring with me … The charm pack, a background fabric, and the book.
I will say that I like the idea of charm packs more than I like actually sewing with them. Accuracy can be challenging when you are working with those pinked edges although I’m used to compensating for less than perfect piecing!
It’s also nice to work on something that can be pieced from start to finish in a day.