Jumble’s nearly done

I went at it flat out this afternoon.

Screen shot 2014-07-19 at 4.44.31 PMI ended up piecing the back and I’m glad I did, it’s more fun than a boring piece of whole cloth.  I stitched the batting together from scraps, sandwiched, pinned and quilted straight freehand lines, working like a machine.

Screen shot 2014-07-19 at 4.44.56 PMIt’s ready to bind.  I like that bit, some quiet hand stitching, a label, and then into the washing machine. On Monday I can send it off.

Job done, on to the Aussie Hero quilt I’ve got to get ready for 25 August.

I’ll show the finish tomorrow.

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…