One year and two days later, the top is finished.
It measures 54″x70″ and has 221 blocks.
For the past week or so I’ve been working hard to finish this off.
1″ wide x 1000″ long
I made sashing strips, which I preferred instead of adding the top border to each block and then having to deal with seam allowances.
Rows going together…
This is my backing fabric but I’m still undecided how to quilt this. I have too many ideas and not enough confidence.
Other than that, YAYAYAYYAYAYAYYAYAY! This quilt has been exciting the whole way through.
I’m linking up with The Needle and Thread Network, Sew Fresh Quilts, and My Quilt Infatuation.
For the polaroid quilt, since it’s getting close to needing a backing, yay!
A few weeks ago I checked out my local indie fabric store for backings but found nothing particularly awesome [for this quilt. Lots of other awesome things though.] Checked out Fabricland. Narrowed the choices down to a short list of four. Went back to buy this one:
I thought this one was perfect as it has squares and rainbow colours. But was disappointed with the quality of the greige. Bummer.
I didn’t want to make a third trip to buy anything so I chose this instead:
It has rainbows, so it works for the rainbow of polaroids. I had to choose a light colour fabric for the backing as I have light grey thread to use. (I like to match my thread to my quilt.)
And it has the cutest selvedge of eyeglasses. I’ve worn glasses for thirty-one years and I approve. I googled the selvedge and found it’s from a line called “Geekery” which included graph paper fabrics!
I met up with a quilty friend for tea this week and look what she gave me!
She isn’t going to use it and didn’t want to store it anymore.
Let me zoom in a little for you…
Yep, it’s a king size wool batting. Retail value: A LOT! Lucky, lucky me.
* It’s not actually my birthday.
I’ve had this quarter-inch foot for so long I can’t remember where I bought it or when. Considering I keep track of all the quilting related things that tells you it was certainly a long time ago.
My quarter-inch is a tad, shall we say, generous? I know it’s hefty but since I’m only sewing for me and since it’s consistent, a generous quarter-inch has never mattered.
But I’ve grown tired of my hefty quarter-inch and since I had a very precise project to work on recently, I splurged (<22$) and bought the quarter-inch foot that has training wheels.
This bad boy keeps me on the straight and narrow. The black thing on the right literally prevents fabric from going past it; ergo I never sew more than a quarter-inch!
Linking up for Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.