Monday, September 28, 2015

I had a satisfying weekend at the sewing machine, finishing three tops on Sunday.  It was a bit of a marathon, but I badly wanted to see progress before the end of the month. 

The Scrappy Trips turned out way bigger than I expected, 84" square.  I don't know why that surprised me; I knew the blocks were 72"square, and I was adding 6"of borders all round so of course it was going to be that big. 

It was still a shock to realise that it wasn't going to fit on the design wall, and I had to take it down to the workroom to photograph.  I just can't seem to get the colours right when I take a picture of this, the blues and greens are so bright in reality; I wish I had the time to figure out the right camera settings. And I did use my Precious fabric for the outer border, and it didn't hurt a bit!
The Scrappy Bargello is a nice size, around 70 x 80", and I really like how it turned out.  I love the colour combinations, so even though it was a bit of a pain to plan I can see me making another of these someday.
I couldn't get  a nice photo of the cheddar and blue quilt, as the camera battery died.  Must have been all that searching through the menus to find where to adjust the white-balance.  I know I've seen it somewhere.....
 
So there are a few detail shots, but no picture of the whole quilt.

But trust me, it's a completed top.

I had this mad idea that I wanted to finish 4 quilts in September, and there are only a few hours left.  I've got a tiny quilt top to put together, I'll have a go and see if I get it in one piecebefore midnight.  I'm up for a challenge.

4 comments:

Brenda 6:15 AM  

All beautiful but my favourite us the Bargello.

Karen in Breezy Point 7:32 AM  

They are all wonderful! I know you can get that fourth one done--you go girl!!

Judy Dietrich 6:40 PM  

Wow, three fantastic finishes!! Have to admit the cheddar and blue gets my vote---but the other two are wonderful. It is amazing how similar they are in color, but the pattern makes a difference visually!! Glad you used the fabric!!

Joseph Thomson 1:59 AM  

All are very beautiful specially second one.Good work you have done here.
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