Friday, August 17, 2012

{Post 1,039} Top Finished!

The Bricks top is finished, and it's halfway quilted with loops!  I needed a break from the machine and wanted to update the status on this gift quilt.

I also started another leader/ender project that I've been wanting to make...Crabapples by Bonnie Hunter.  I'd like to call it something else as the name always makes me think "crabby", which is something I'm trying to avoid.  Any suggestions?

Here is my first block:

I keep two boxes under my sewing table for 1-1/2" strips, one each for creams and colors.  These blocks will come together in no time because of that!

Here is the Bricks in the Barnyard top.  I did not carefully press out any "wrinkles" on the top when I stuck it to the design wall, but you get the picture.

Sooo much variety in here.  And yet, when I sewed on the LAST braided border, look what I found (on the same side!). There was no way I was unsewing all those bias edges!!

Notice the light blue/brown plaid near the inner border?  They are touching!!!

Here is the OTHER end of that same side.  But whatever will be, will be!  See the bright green/dark blue?  Of all the nerve!


Gypsy Quilter said...

Boy that's lovely Joan. The border really makes it sing. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Ryan's quilt is one of the nicest I have seen in a while! If he doesn't like it (which of course wont happen), you know my address (lol)! Also, I am so jealous that you get to start the crabapple quilt. I LOVE that quilt! Yours will be fabulous!