Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Another top finished, more blocks made.....

I finally got brave enough to sew the top and bottom borders.  I had to take in about 6 seams to make the border fit. I don't think it is obvious that some of the 9 patches are narrower. I really like how it turned out and am glad I put the border on.  I need to choose a backing right away and get the seam sewn in it and then it is more likely to get finished.
I made 2 more blocks and decided this one will be square.  I see I didn't get the top right block positioned right, but it was late at night and I didn't want to go back down to the basement to take another photo.  I will look for setting triangle fabric today and audition a few.

25 comments:

Maria said...

I think you are far too hard on yourself Wanda.
I would LOVE the quilt.

Carol said...

I really like the 9 patch border. The quilt is great. Remember, we are our own worst critics.

Jackie said...

Loving both quilts! A fabulous finish!

Michele said...

It's stunning! Great job!

Sheila said...

It's a BEAUTIFUL quilt, Wanda. I would have to keep this one in the same room with me so I could look at it often. Awesome. Great job.
Extra block beautiful, too.

Sewing Junkie said...

Wanda, Walk away and relook at it after you take some time away from it. It will come to you and maybe you will b e happy with it. Both look great and only you can make it right. Chris

Jayne said...

Wanda, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I am so in love with it. I recently reminisced about my "Summer of Kaffe" in which I completed 4 tops. You far surpass that, and are an inspiration!
Jayne
jaynesquiltingroom.blogspot.com

karenfae said...

the quilts look great. We always notice where we have to take in a seam or two or three - but no one else will notice - I don't see anything off and would have to look and look to find it I'm sure.
Karen

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt top is beautiful! I certainly couldn't tell which blocks were narrower than the others. Your quilt in the making is going to be another beauty.

Cathi said...

Oooh, I love that one! It's so rich and colourful that I just want to gaze at it for a while. I can't see which of the 9-patch blocks are narrower at all.

Vicki W said...

That turned out great! If you didn't say anything about the 9-patches no one would ever know.

stitchinpenny said...

I think both are fantastic. you make amazing quilts!

Anonymous said...

This is another great looking quilt. i think i see a block you adjusted,i am kidding. Looks good to me.Wig.

Anonymous said...

By the way i am glad you put the nine patch border on.it makes this quilt.Wig.

I Quilt for Fun said...

Oh my. I love the one on point! Jan

Ruth said...

Two more exuberant, spectacular quilts,WOW. I love both of these quilts. My favorite blocks are 9 patches and the 4 patch blocks are close behind. When using all of your wonderfulcolor combinations simple blocks are just perfect. Your crosses quilt is pretty spectacular too. Looking at your quilts sure brightens up my morning.

Eva said...

Lovely. Both of them. Without your hint, I wouldn't have seen any irregularities. -- A recent picture of the second quilt is my desktop background.

Belinda said...

OH I am just swooning over that top one....yes, well worth that border!!! Yes, a couple of times I had to seam up extra to make my tiny pieces in the border fit and no one notices!!

The second photo is a real winner too!

Cheryl Arkison said...

You don't notice a thing! Lovely finished top.

Marilyn said...

Looks fabulous!

hetty said...

Stunning! Both of them, but especially the one with the nine patches. What's a seam or two among friends? You rock, Wanda!

Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely gorgeous quilt that grew into! I would never have noticed (and still haven't) that any of the blocks are pruned. The leftovers quilt is shaping up to be mighty pretty, too. You do such beautiful work. It's always good to drop by and see what you've been doing.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!

WOW!

Anonymous said...

" Another top finished "... Just Glorious !

And wow those blocks are just wonderful... such fun just checking in every day watching all your work in progress.

J~MT

Cape Pincushion said...

I love your finished quilt top, so fabulous! It turned out amazing!