Tyger Nine

The quilt top is together, finally.

In the end, it wasn’t too bad. A bit of easing here and there, some slightly wonky seam line-ups here and there, but it really doesn’t look too bad, considering I started off with a brand new quarter-inch foot that… wasn’t. Never take their word for it, ladies. Always measure. The foot has been relegated to the outer darkness and I’m using my standard foot with a handy bit of blue painter’s tape applied to it to show an exact scant quarter inch.

Today, I need to cut the backing and batting, and then I’ll enlist help from a friend to baste the whole thing, since it’ll go more easily with two sets of hands. I can do it myself using pool noodles to roll the three different layers on, but it’s so much faster if I don’t have to.

The backing is a nice stone-colour wideback with a white sorta-kinda paisley patter, and the binding will be the same charcoal/black fabric as I’ve used on the rest of the quilt.

After that, I have two 12 inch blocks in black & white which I plan to use to make a cushion cover to go with the quilt.

And then it will be done.

26 thoughts on “Tyger Nine

  1. Caroline says:

    It’s so dramatic. I absolutely love it.

  2. Takes my breath away !!! So lovely 🥰

  3. Marty K says:

    That is a stunner of a quilt! Gorgeous!!! 🧡🐅 🐯

  4. craftycreeky says:

    Very striking, reminds me of the poem Tiger Tiger burning bright

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s is simply WOW.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a little bit ‘Zap, Pow!’ cartoon strip action, isn’t it? I love it, but as I’m not a supporter I’ll be glad to wave it goodbye!

  6. The colors of my home here in AZ! Love it:)! Your backing is the perfect choice as well. I’m sorry about your new 1/4” foot. That is so frustrating! I’m glad you made the quilt work though. It looks great!

    • katechiconi says:

      The front is so busy that it needed a quiet back! The quarter inch foot came with my new sewing machine, and it’s the only part of it that I don’t love…

  7. WOW – just wow, stunning.

  8. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Bold and beautiful!

  9. This is spectacular! You’ve done an amazing job, even with the wonky foot. I love painters tape. It comes in handy for so many things, eh?

  10. magpiesue says:

    This looks terrific!

    • katechiconi says:

      Lots of oomph, eh? Now all I have to do is wait for fine weather so my friend and I can spray baste it outside… Sadly, the forecast is wet, wet, wet.

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