Monday, December 17, 2012

Am I Done?

 I had a marathon sew in this weekend.

I was determined to get the last
5 blocks 
of the  Just Takes Two
red and white sampler done

Which I did.

and sew the 4 sections together.

Which I  didn't finish.

Here's the top partially sewn together.
The last seam kind of stairsteps across the width of the quilt.
I need to make sure I have plenty of time
to tackle that.


At this point my quilt top measures
74" x 92"

I leaning towards adding about a 2" border
of the Kona Snow around the entire quilt.


To keep all those seams on the outer edge from
starting to unravel.

I think, even if I stay stitched around the outer edge,
some of those seams might give way.

Hopefully, over Christmas vacation I can:
finish sewing the top together,
clip a gazillion threads on the back,
do one more bit of redwork,
sew the backing together
and baste it together.

  Here's what I chose for the backing.
I wanted something fun and cheerful to go with the busy top.

I'm actually planning on
hand quilting this quilt just so I can
individualize each block.

It's been a long project.
And I'm glad the sewing is just about finished.

But I'm a long way from still being done!

Until Next Time-


  1. Oh my - that just makes me swoon :)

  2. Wow! Your determination to finish has given you a wonderful red and white quilt top.

  3. It is beautiful! I can't wait to get to mine!! That's on the list for this week.

  4. Fabulous! Love the backing fabric choice, too -- so happy.

  5. Wonderful--a great quilt to mark your year's work.

  6. looks so great! I think the border is a good idea. Would you then bind it in red?

  7. WOW - looks fabulous. Love the hand embroidery touches too. It will be fun to hand quilt and revisit each block.
    Great backing choice.

  8. Beautiful - love, love the backing with this!