TWX13: Top third done

What we have here is the final layout.

All the blocks have been trimmed out and are in their final positions. I’ve joined the blocks in the top third of the quilt. Two more thirds to do, then two long, long seams and it’s done. This QAYG process absolutely gets easier the more you do it, especially if you have all your strips ready, cut to size and pressed. Touching wood carefully, I’ve managed to avoid drawing blood even once, and have come up with a couple of minor tricks which helped me keep things neatly lined up.

I’ve decided to bind it with something a bit lighter and bluer than previous choices. I like this greeny-bluey flat colour with the general colour scheme of the quilt, rather than the dark teal shot cotton I’ve used for the last two.

This quilt has to be ready by the end of the third week in April. Ovarian Cancer Australia have a big fundraising month in May, so it needs to be with them by end of April/beginning of May.

Looks like I’m going to make it 🙂

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30 thoughts on “TWX13: Top third done

  1. knitnkwilt says:

    Looks good; progress is good, and sewing it together does stop the tweaking.

  2. kathyreeves says:

    Oh Kate, it looks just wonderful! Thank you for letting us participate!!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s fun having everyone along! I’m not the kind of person who works in isolation and then goes “Tah dah! Finished quilt!”, I love a collaborative process 🙂

  3. magpiesue says:

    It’s going to look great! Someone is going to love having this in their home.

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope so. It’s a bit more neutral than Time for Teal, and the Xs would suit a man as well as a woman, so I’m hoping it will appeal to more potential bidders.

  4. and you’ve done it again – another beautiful piece for a worthy cause, and a collaborative effort! I think it ticks all the boxes ❤

  5. craftycreeky says:

    You’ve cracked it with the layout, looks great 🙂

  6. tialys says:

    You got there! I like the colour of the eventual binding very much.
    ‘Minor tricks’ ? Do tell. I’m about to start helping Sandra put her F2F quilt together so the responsibility is great :/

    • katechiconi says:

      1) Make a card frame exactly the size of the trimmed out finished block and use it to audition and decide where to trim out so you don’t cut too much off one side or another. 2) When you’re pinning the second edge to the 1 inch front strip, line up all the blocks, edges and already finished joining strips, and pin the whole thing to the piece underneath so it can’t shift. That way when you’re pinning, you’re not fighting the weight of the piece. 3) Make sure you work in the same direction with all the pieces, or you’ll have strips on the back which don’t line up so well…
      And make sure once Sandra’s quilt is done that you get a good photo to send me for the gallery!

  7. Catherine says:

    This is really lovely! I love the colours and the way you have put it all together. And all for a good cause.

  8. Will this be the end of your teal-fest? Don’t tell me it’s your chosen colour for the interior of Mizz Lizzy!!

  9. rutigt says:

    It´s looking very good!! With your speed it will absolutely be finished in time 🙂

  10. Yay! No blood! (So far.)

  11. It is looking great, hopefully you will have it finished in time.

    • katechiconi says:

      Three more joining seams to go, and the top’s done! Then just the label and binding, which I really enjoy doing. Should be good for the end of the week 🙂

  12. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    love love love the colours !!!

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