Friday Finish: Jumble baby quilt top

Just squeaked in by the skin of my teeth!

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This one has been a true scrappy quilt. The fabric’s all scraps. The time I was able to give it was all scraps of an hour here, half an hour there. It’s been the result of a virtual dumpster dive into my scrap storage, which wasted a lot of time when I had to put stuff away again. Because it wasn’t considered but thrown together with what I had, I’m not much in love with it, but I do feel it’s quite a fun, jolly quilt for a baby. I twiddled around endlessly with the layout of the blocks before deciding on this version as the best of a bad job. The colours are a little fresher than they look in this photo; I missed the last of the light and this was shot inside, which I don’t like doing as it messes with the colour.

Now I have to go and get some backing, because I’m pretty sure I won’t feel like piecing the back as well, and I don’t want to use yardage. But you never know.  I have batting and enough fabric for a binding. Maybe I’ll go fully scrappy instead of cheating with a whole cloth back.

But at least at this rate she’ll have it before Baby Gnu Too arrives…

Amistad, Chapter 4: a Friday Finish

The quilt top is done.

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Pretty opal colours. I had to rush to finish so I could catch the light.

Now I can safely put it to one side and concentrate on the Jumble baby quilt during the day, and Steampunk in the evenings. Oh, and embroidery for the next SAL post on Sunday 20th. We’ll be away for 4 days from Monday, so I’ll take it with me for evening handwork – fewer bits to get lost than with Steampunk, plus hopefully I’ll actually make some progress!

I still have to get backing and binding fabric for Amistad, so a swift shopping trip is called for, but it’s going to be in and out – I have too much on to spend time browsing luxuriously.

Back to the machine.

Broken Bottles #13: Finished, finally

Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 4.31.33 PMIt’s done.  OK, I still have to sew on a label, but the quilt’s finished.

Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 4.32.32 PMThe quilting is just spacey enough that it’s still soft and drapes well. The broken glass starburst isn’t too overpowering on the front, and adds a bit of interest and texture on the back. I had just enough of everything, and a nice bit of the green shot backing cotton left to do something else with. There isn’t a single jelly roll strip left over, and the two spare blocks which I made into a heat pad are doing service on my desk as a pad under the camera.  I like a tidy result…. Oh, and it’s a Friday Finish!

Screen shot 2014-05-30 at 4.31.55 PMTime to go and defluff the sewing machine and put a new needle in. Amistad’s the next quilt in line, woo hoo!