Friday, 18 April 2014

A UFO No More

I started this quilt last fall and now it is complete. Thanks to the Great P for the binding suggestion. She nailed it.

I got this from Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett. It's a book all about jelly roll quilts (2 1/2" strips). I like it. It's cheerful and taught me lots. I was a bit unaware how important meeting seams could be. The little 1/2 square triangles that meet between blocks are a bit (just a bit!?) skewed at times. I can live with that.

Making quilt tops is easier than quilting the final product. I have a few of those puppies in the closet to prove it. You have to decide what you're going to do. There are many options, and then again you need to decide what options your abilities are able to tackle. I'm not much of a free motion quilter yet. Therefore I did the main quilt in straight 'stitch in the ditch'. I did go free motion in the two borders. It worked out fine, but I have a long way to go. The next quilt top will have to be more free motion as it is an appliqué, and I can't see any way around it.

Anyway, without further ado I present:
Beach Cottage

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