Monday, January 26, 2009

Short for Things to post on

...But not for a shortage of sewing actually accomplished.

Last weekend I sandwiched and basted this quilt top. It took about 6 hours just to baste it. I ought to show you the raw fingers I have. One actually has a hole in it! Anyhow, I have been hand quilting away for a week solid. Ond day last week I just had to have a break, and I went to my sewing hole to use the machine. I cannot show those blocks until February though.
So, in a week's time I have done much of the quilting of this "top" (the part on the bed...39" x 72") - 14 of the 15 dress blocks to be exact. I am ditch stitching each dress, and then again 3 more times to border the block borders. Then there is a floral pattern quilted into the ivory part of the dress blocks and the sashings. I need to find a better way to photograph them, because flat on my hallway floor is clearly not working.
I am planning on avoiding quilting the bows becasue they are all seam, and putting a small rose colored button in the center.
Soon enough I will be determining the quilting scheme for the borders. Not to rush though...
Here's a peek at the back of the quilt. OK, darn blogger just put my pictures out of order, so poo! This text is pieced into the back. Ha... had to have a little fun :-)
and here is the back. Not to boring, not too interesting.

3 comments:

Helen Conway said...

I have just one thing to say to you... 501 spray baste! (Its fab!)

belinda said...

Way too cute..I like!!!

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a really special quilt!